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                              CHAPTER 1-S.F.No. 18 
                  An act relating to human services; modifying the 
                  calculation of food stamp benefits for certain 
                  noncitizen families; amending Laws 1997, chapter 85, 
                  article 1, section 7, subdivision 2, as amended; 
                  repealing Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
                  256D.057. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Laws 1997, chapter 85, article 1, section 7, 
        subdivision 2, as amended by Laws 1997, chapter 203, article 12, 
        section 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [NONCITIZENS; FOOD PORTION.] (a) For the period 
        September 1, 1997, to June 30, 1998 October 31, 1997, 
        noncitizens who do not meet one of the exemptions in section 412 
        of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity 
        Reconciliation Act of 1996, but were residing in this state as 
        of July 1, 1997, are eligible for the 6/10 of the average value 
        of food stamps for the same family size and composition until 
        MFIP-S is operative in the noncitizen's county of financial 
        responsibility and thereafter, the 6/10 of the food portion of 
        MFIP-S.  However, federal food stamp dollars cannot be used to 
        fund the food portion of MFIP-S benefits for an individual under 
        this subdivision.  
           (b) For the period November 1, 1997, to June 30, 1998, 
        noncitizens who do not meet one of the exemptions in section 412 
        of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity 
        Reconciliation Act of 1996, but were residing in this state as 
        of July 1, 1997, and are receiving cash assistance under the 
        AFDC, family general assistance, MFIP or MFIP-S programs are 
        eligible for the average value of food stamps for the same 
        family size and composition until MFIP-S is operative in the 
        noncitizen's county of financial responsibility and thereafter, 
        the food portion of MFIP-S.  However, federal food stamp dollars 
        cannot be used to fund the food portion of MFIP-S benefits for 
        an individual under this subdivision.  The assistance provided 
        under this subdivision, which is designated as a supplement to 
        replace lost benefits under the federal food stamp program, must 
        be disregarded as income in all programs that do not count food 
        stamps as income where the commissioner has the authority to 
        make the income disregard determination for the program. 
           Sec. 2.  [REALLOCATION OF PREVIOUSLY APPROPRIATED FUNDS.] 
           For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, the appropriation 
        in Laws 1997, chapter 203, article 1, section 2, subdivision 10, 
        paragraph (f), for general assistance grants is reduced by 
        $1,090,000.  For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, the 
        $960,000 appropriation in Laws 1997, chapter 203, article 1, 
        section 2, subdivision 11, paragraph (b), is canceled.  
        $2,050,000 is appropriated to the commissioner for the purposes 
        of section 1. 
           Sec. 3.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 256D.057, is 
        repealed. 
           Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 to 3 are effective the day following final 
        enactment. 
           Presented to the governor November 3, 1997 
           Signed by the governor November 5, 1997, 9:20 a.m.