Florida Senate - 2010 SB 1690
By Senator Garcia
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to the Passport to Economic Progress
3 program; amending s. 445.048, F.S.; changing the
4 phrase “Food Stamp Program” to the phrase “Food
5 Assistance Program” in reference to federal waivers
6 for the Passport to Economic Progress program;
7 providing an effective date.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11 Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 445.048, Florida
12 Statutes, is amended to read:
13 445.048 Passport to Economic Progress program.—
14 (2) WAIVERS.—If Workforce Florida, Inc., in consultation
15 with the Department of Children and Family Services, finds that
16 federal waivers would facilitate implementation of the program,
17 the department shall immediately request such waivers, and
18 Workforce Florida, Inc., shall report to the Governor, the
19 President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
20 Representatives if any refusal of the federal government to
21 grant such waivers prevents the implementation of the program.
22 If Workforce Florida, Inc., finds that federal waivers to
23 provisions of the Food Assistance
Stamp Program would facilitate
24 implementation of the program, the Department of Children and
25 Family Services shall immediately request such waivers in
26 accordance with s. 414.175.
27 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.