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Details of Tracking Number  2015-00460

CCR details

Tracking Number 2015-00460
Type of Filing Permanent Rule
Department 500,1008,2500 Department of Human Services
Agency 2503 Income Maintenance (Volume 3)
CCR Number 9 CCR 2503-7

Proposed rule

Notice Filed with SOS 07/29/2015
Rule ProposedRuleAttach2015-00460.doc
Statutory Authority 26-1-107; 26-1-109; 26-1-111; 26-2-104(2)(a), (b); 26-2-122.5; 40-8.5-101; 40-8.7-101, et seq.; 40-8.7-109; 40-8.7-112(1), C.R.S. (2014)
Description of Subjects/Issues #15-5-11-1: 2015-16 Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) Update, Including Provisions of S.B. 15-100 and S.B. 15-065
Purpose/Objective of Rule The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is reviewed annually for updates that might be needed for the next period, effective November 1, 2015. New rule changes include: Adding a rule that defines the treatment of an applicant who is found guilty of committing fraudulent activities based on the results of an audit conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Adding two income exclusions that were inadvertently left out when section 3.200 rules were transferred to LEAP rules for the 2014-2015 program year. These are related to bona fide loans and funds received under the Senior Community Service Employment Program. In addition, two more income exclusions will be added based on recommendations from LEAP county stakeholders. These are related to refugee resettlement grants and income utilized for the PASS program. Increasing the income guidelines from one hundred fifty percent (150%) to one hundred sixty five percent (165%) of the federal poverty level, updating the flat rates used for benefit calculations, and revising and clarifying language to assure consistency based on the review and recommendations from LEAP county stakeholders.
Regulatory analysis RegulatoryAnalysisAttachment2015-00460.doc
Comments Adopted 9/4/15, eff. 11/1/15. Need AGO by COB 9/22/15 for SoS submittal 9/23/15.
Submitted in response to issues raised by COLS/OLLS? No
Is this rule adopted in response to recent legislation? Yes
Recent legislation bill number SB15-100 and SB15-065
Hearing Date 09/04/2015
Hearing Time 10:00 AM
Hearing Location Colorado Department of Human Services, 1575 Sherman Street, 8th Floor C-Stat Room, Denver, CO 80203
Contact Name Aggie Berens
Contact Title Food and Energy Assistance
Contact Telephone 303-861-0337
Contact email aggie.berens@state.co.us

Adopted rule

Adopted Rules AdoptedRules02015-00460.DOC
Adopting agency State Board of Human Services: #15-5-11-1 2015-16 Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) Update
Adopted Date 09/04/2015
AGO requested date 09/17/2015
Attorney General Opinion 09/21/2015
Colorado Register publication date 10/10/2015
Effective Date 11/01/2015
Inserted into CCR 10/27/2015