Amend 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, subject to availability of funds, 
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.