By: Walle, et al. (Senate Sponsor - Kolkhorst) H.B. No. 2335
         (In the Senate - Received from the House April 11, 2019;
  April 17, 2019, read first time and referred to Committee on Health &
  Human Services; May 19, 2019, reported adversely, with favorable
  Committee Substitute by the following vote:  Yeas 9, Nays 0;
  May 19, 2019, sent to printer.)
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  COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR H.B. No. 2335 By:  Campbell
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
 
  relating to the disaster supplemental nutrition assistance
  program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 33, Human Resources Code,
  is amended by adding Section 33.0024 to read as follows:
         Sec. 33.0024.  DISASTER SNAP. (a)  In this section,
  "program" means the program to provide supplemental nutrition
  assistance benefits to victims of a disaster as authorized by 7
  U.S.C. Section 2014.
         (b)  The commission shall:
               (1)  in collaboration with local government officials:
                     (A)  create a directory of local points of contact
  for the operation of the program;
                     (B)  determine the best method for communication
  between the commission and local government officials regarding the
  program; and
                     (C)  evaluate, develop, and maintain a list of
  potential sites for in-person application for program benefits that
  meet federal requirements;
               (2)  enter into memorandums of understanding with local
  government agencies documenting the roles and responsibilities of
  the commission and each local government agency regarding the
  determination of the need for and the location of sites for
  in-person application for program benefits; and
               (3)  provide information regarding the program and
  strategies for effective collaboration between local governments
  and the commission to local government officials in coastal
  counties by hosting webinars, conducting conference calls, or
  holding in-person meetings.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
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