Chapter 407

2011 -- S 0899 SUBSTITUTE A

Enacted 08/15/11

 

A N A C T

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ACT

          

     Introduced By: Senators Perry, Miller, DeVall, Nesselbush, and Metts

     Date Introduced: April 14, 2011

 

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

 

     SECTION 1. Section 40-6-1 of the General Laws in Chapter 40-6 entitled "Public

Assistance Act" is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

     40-6-1. Short title -- "Public assistance" and "department" defined. -- (a) This

chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Public Assistance Act".

     (b) Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings set

forth herein, unless the context in which such terms are used clearly indicates to the contrary:

     (1) "Public Assistance" means General general public assistance (GPA),; supplemental

security income (SSI),; RI Works pursuant to chapter 40-5.2; child care assistance; medical

assistance and food stamps (FS) supplemental nutritional assistance program (SNAP) pursuant to

7 U.S.C. section 2011 et seq.,; which programs are administered and/or financed in whole or in

part by the Rhode Island department of human services, shall constitute public assistance. For

purposes of this chapter, the term "department".

     (2) "Department" shall mean the Rhode Island department of human services.

 

     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

     

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