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

Details of Tracking Number  2020-00692


CCR details

Tracking Number 2020-00692
Type of Filing Emergency
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

Rule
Additional Information
Statutory Authority 26-1-107, C.R.S. (2019); 26-1-109, C.R.S. (2019); 26-1-111 (2)(d)(I), C.R.S. (2019); 26-2-301 (2020), C.R.S.; 26-2-302 (2020), C.R.S.; 26-1-107(5)(b) (2020), C.R.S.
Applicable Federal Provisions Agricultural Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-79)
Purpose/Objective of Rule The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a Food Assistance program in Colorado, formerly known as Food Stamps. SNAP provides food assistance benefits as part of a federal nutrition program to help low-income households purchase food. The United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service annually evaluates Federal income poverty guidelines and cost of living increases to determine appropriate adjustments to income eligibility standards, benefit allotments, and deductions for the upcoming Federal Fiscal Year (FFY). The modified figures are typically made available to states during the month of August immediately prior to the next fiscal year. There is also a requirement to incorporate the change in the Colorado’s ABAWD (able-bodied adult without dependents who is age 18 through 49; physically or mentally able to work; does not live and eat with a child under age 18; is not pregnant; and is not otherwise exempt from food assistance work program requirements) pledge status for SNAP work registration that will become effective 10/01/2020. Colorado SNAP has been federally approved to implement a waiver of recertification interviews for elderly and disabled SNAP households with no earned income to become effective 10/01/2020.
Basis And Purpose BasisAndPurposeAttachment2020-00692.doc
Regulatory analysis RegulatoryAnalysisAttachment2020-00692.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 adopted an ER which is anticipated to be adopted on a permanent basis through SOS#2020-00655. Meeting information: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
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 AdoptedRules02020-00692.doc
Redline Redline2020-00692.doc
Emergency Justification EmergencyJustificationPathAttach2020-00692.doc
Adopted Date 09/04/2020
Emergency AGO requested date 09/08/2020
Attorney General Opinion 09/23/2020
Colorado Register publication date 10/10/2020
Effective Date 10/01/2020
Inserted into CCR 10/02/2020