Amend the Thompson amendment to CSSB 1188 by adding the 
following appropriately numbered SECTION to the bill and 
renumbering subsequent SECTIONS of the bill accordingly:
	SECTION __.  (a)  Section 32.024(w), Human Resources Code, 
is amended to read as follows:
	(w)  The department shall set a personal needs allowance of 
not less than $45 a month and, shall set the personal needs 
allowance in an amount not less than $60 a month for a resident of a 
convalescent or nursing home or related institution licensed under 
Chapter 242, Health and Safety Code, personal care facility, ICF-MR 
facility, or other similar long-term care facility who receives 
medical assistance.  The department may send the personal needs 
allowance directly to a resident who receives Supplemental Security 
Income (SSI) (42 U.S.C. Section 1381 et seq.).  This subsection does 
not apply to a resident who is participating in a medical assistance 
waiver program administered by the department.
	(b)  This section applies only to a personal needs allowance 
paid on or after the effective date of this Act.