53-2-901. Administration of food stamp program -- rulemaking authority. (1) The department is authorized to administer the food stamp program in compliance with all federal laws and requirements.
(2) The department shall adopt rules that are necessary and desirable for the administration of the food stamp program.
(3) The department shall adopt rules that may include but are not limited to rules concerning:
(a) eligibility for assistance, including income and resource limitations, income and resource exclusions, and transfers of resources;
(b) amounts of assistance and methods for determining benefit amount;
(c) periodic redetermination of eligibility;
(d) reporting requirements;
(e) work registration, employment, and training requirements and exemptions from those requirements;
(f) procedures and policies of the employment and training program;
(g) disqualification because of intentional program violations, for voluntarily quitting a job without good cause, or for any other violation of program rules; and
(h) penalties applicable to recipients of financial assistance who have been sanctioned because of failure to meet any requirement of that program.
(4) The department may adopt rules that include but are not limited to rules concerning:
(a) requirements for recipients to assign the right of support;
(b) requirements for recipients to cooperate with the state agency administering the child support enforcement program established under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 651, et seq.; and
(c) disqualification for failure to perform actions required by other means-tested programs, for failure to cooperate with the state agency administering the child support enforcement program under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 651, et seq., or for failure to pay court-ordered child support as provided in sections 819, 822, and 823 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, 7 U.S.C. 2015.
History: En. Sec. 11, Ch. 491, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 11, Ch. 486, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 13, Ch. 465, L. 2001.