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Official Publication of the State Administrative Rules (24-4-103(11) C.R.S.)

Details of Tracking Number  2020-00056


CCR details

Tracking Number 2020-00056
Type of Filing Permanent Rule
Department 500,1008,2500 Department of Human Services
Agency 2506 Food Assistance Program (Volume 4B)
CCR Number 10 CCR 2506-1
CCR Title RULE MANUAL VOLUME 4B, FOOD ASSISTANCE

Proposed rule

Notice Filed with SOS 01/31/2020
Rule ProposedRuleAttach2020-00056.doc
Statutory Authority 26-1-107, C.R.S. (2019), 26-1-109, C.R.S. (2019), 26-1-111, C.R.S. (2019)
Applicable Federal Provisions 7 CFR Subtitle B, Chapter II, Subchapter C, §271.4; 7 CFR Subtitle B, Chapter II, Subchapter C, §273; 7 USC § 51
Description of Subjects/Issues These changes are being proposed to simplify the Food Assistance rules by removing duplicative sections, redundancies and to meet one of the Governor’s Wildly Important Goals. In October 2019, Employment First (EF) moved to a voluntary model. As a result of this change in conjunction with recent federal audit findings related to SNAP E&T, these regulations update 10 CCR 2506-1 to reflect the changes required by the audit and shift to voluntary EF. These sections of the Food Assistance rule could not be updated to reflect the EF voluntary model and policy concepts until all clarifications and implementation guidance had been finalized from our federal partners. Running this as an emergency rule after these final clarifications were received is intended to reduce the likelihood of multiple rule packages to incorporate all of the changes.
Purpose/Objective of Rule These changes are being proposed to simplify the Food Assistance rules by removing duplicative sections, redundancies and to meet one of the Governor’s Wildly Important Goals. In October 2019, Employment First (EF) moved to a voluntary model. As a result of this change in conjunction with recent federal audit findings related to SNAP E&T, these regulations update 10 CCR 2506-1 to reflect the changes required by the audit and shift to voluntary EF. These sections of the Food Assistance rule could not be updated to reflect the EF voluntary model and policy concepts until all clarifications and implementation guidance had been finalized from our federal partners. Running this as an emergency rule after these final clarifications were received is intended to reduce the likelihood of multiple rule packages to incorporate all of the changes. These rule changes will allow the State to avoid federal fiscal sanctions related to the federal audit and reduce SNAP payment errors related to EF participation.
Basis And Purpose BasisAndPurposeAttachment2020-00056.doc
Regulatory analysis RegulatoryAnalysisAttachment2020-00056.doc
Comments CDHS typically holds 2 public hearings, an initial and final, for each proposed rule. The initial hearing allowing the public an opportunity to submit written data, views, or arguments and to testify for or against the proposed rules. The Board does not vote on the proposed rule at the initial hearing, but asks CDHS to consider all public comment and discussion and, if needed, submit revisions to the proposed rule. The final hearing, usually the month following the initial hearing, allows the same opportunity for public comment, after which the Board votes on final adoption of the proposed rule. Emergency rules (ER) are adopted immediately, and are permanently adopted at a second hearing, usually the month after the initial hearing. This hearing will be to permanently adopt ER adopted 2/7/2019. Meeting dates:https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs-boards-committees-collaboration/state-board-human-services
Submitted in response to issues raised by COLS/OLLS? No
Is this rule adopted in response to recent legislation? No
Hearing Date 03/06/2020
Hearing Time 08:30 AM
Hearing Location 4430 S. Adams County Parkway, Brighton, CO 80601-1234
Contact Name Andrea Poole
Contact Title SNAP Policy Supervisor
Contact Telephone 303-866-4748
Contact email Andrea.Poole@state.co.us

Adopted rule

Adopted Rules AdoptedRules12020-00056.doc
Redline Redline2020-00056.doc
Adopted Date 03/06/2020
AGO requested date 03/06/2020
Attorney General Opinion 03/19/2020
Colorado Register publication date 04/10/2020
Effective Date 04/30/2020
Inserted into CCR 04/30/2020