Amend CSHB 2292 as follows:                                                  
	(1) Amend Section 2.62 of the bill by inserting a new 
subsection (b)(8) as follows:
	"SECTION 2.62. (a) Section 31.0031, Human Resources Code, is 
amended by amending Subsections (b), (d), and (g) and adding 
Subsection (h) to read as follows:
	(b) The responsibilities of the state shall include 
administering programs, within available resources, that:
		(1) promote clear and tangible goals for recipients;                          
		(2) enable parents to provide for their children's basic 
necessities in a time-limited benefits program;
		(3) promote education, job training, and workforce 
		(4) support the family structure through life and 
parenting skills training;
		(5) are efficient, fraud-free, and easily accessible by 
		(6) gather accurate client information;                                       
		(7) give communities the opportunity to develop 
alternative programs that meet the unique needs of local 
recipients; and
		(8) provide recipients with information about the 
federal earned income tax credit and how to apply for and receive 
the credit."
	(2) Strike Section 2.67 of the bill and substitute the 
	"SECTION 2.67. Section 31.032, Human resources Code, is 
amended by adding Subsection (f) to read as follows:
	(f) A recipient of assistance authorized by this chapter is 
ineligible for continued assistance if the recipient qualified for 
the federal earned income tax credit for the tax year in which they 
applied for assistance under this Chapter but did not claim the 
credit on their federal income tax return.  The department shall 
develop rules for implementing this requirement and obtaining 
necessary information from recipients to ensure compliance.