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HB 67: "An Act prohibiting the Department of Health and Social Services from requesting, accepting, or attempting to renew or extend a waiver of work requirements or time limits for an able-bodied adult, without dependents, in the food stamp program."

00                              HOUSE BILL NO. 67                                                                          
01 "An Act prohibiting the Department of Health and Social Services from requesting,                                       
02 accepting, or attempting to renew or extend a waiver of work requirements or time                                       
03 limits for an able-bodied adult, without dependents, in the food stamp program."                                        
04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
05    * Section 1. AS 47.25.975 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                           
06 (d)  In implementing the food stamp program under (a) of this section, the                                              
07 department, for any area of the state, may not request, accept, or attempt to renew or                                  
08 extend a waiver under 7 U.S.C. 2015(o)(4) of the work requirements or time limits                                       
09       applicable to an able-bodied adult without dependents.                                                            
10    * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
11 read:                                                                                                                   
12 TRANSITION. Notwithstanding AS 47.25.975(d), enacted by sec. 1 of this Act, the                                         
13 Department of Health and Social Services may continue to implement a waiver of the able-                                
14 bodied adult without dependents food stamp time limit that is in effect before the effective                            
01 date of this Act. The Department of Health and Social Services may not request or accept a                              
02 new waiver or attempt to renew or extend a current waiver on or after the effective date of this                        
03 Act. The Department of Health and Social Services shall notify participants in the food stamp                           
04 program of the changes implemented by this Act and terminate food stamp assistance for                                  
05 householders who become ineligible as a result of the expiration of the waiver.