By Zaffirini, et al. S.B. No. 376 77R1729 CLG-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to consideration of assets and resources for purposes of 1-3 determining eligibility of children for Medicaid. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Subchapter B, Chapter 32, Human Resources Code, 1-6 is amended by adding Section 32.02415 to read as follows: 1-7 Sec. 32.02415. EXCLUSION OF ASSETS AND RESOURCES. To the 1-8 extent allowed by federal law, the department may not consider the 1-9 assets and resources of a person younger than 19 years of age or 1-10 the assets and resources of the person's parents or other caretaker 1-11 for purposes of determining the person's eligibility for medical 1-12 assistance. 1-13 SECTION 2. If before implementing any provision of this Act 1-14 a state agency determines that a waiver or authorization from a 1-15 federal agency is necessary for implementation, the state agency 1-16 shall request the waiver or authorization and may delay 1-17 implementing that provision until the waiver or authorization is 1-18 granted. 1-19 SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2001.