Section 414.32, Florida Statutes 2009
414.32 Prohibitions and restrictions with respect to food stamps.--
(1) COOPERATION WITH CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.--
(a) A parent or caretaker relative who receives temporary cash assistance or food stamps on behalf of a child under 18 years of age who has an absent parent is ineligible for food stamps unless the parent or caretaker relative cooperates with the state agency that administers the child support enforcement program in establishing the paternity of the child, if the child is born out of wedlock, and in obtaining support for the child or for the parent or caretaker relative and the child. This paragraph does not apply if the state agency that administers the food stamp program determines that the parent or caretaker relative has good cause for failing to cooperate. The Department of Revenue shall determine good cause for failure to cooperate if the Department of Children and Family Services obtains written authorization from the United States Department of Agriculture approving such arrangements.
(b) A putative or identified noncustodial parent of a child under 18 years of age is ineligible for food stamps if the parent fails to cooperate with the state agency that administers the child support enforcement program in establishing the paternity of the child, if the child is born out of wedlock, or fails to provide support for the child. This paragraph does not apply if the state agency that administers the child support enforcement program determines that the noncustodial parent has good cause for refusing to cooperate in establishing the paternity of the child.
(2) REDUCTION OR DENIAL OF TEMPORARY CASH ASSISTANCE.--The food stamp allotment shall be reduced or terminated as otherwise provided in this chapter if temporary cash assistance under the WAGES Program is reduced or denied because an individual in the family fails to perform an action required under the program.
(3) DENIAL OF FOOD STAMP BENEFITS FOR RECEIPT OF MULTIPLE FOOD STAMP BENEFITS.--An individual is ineligible to participate in the food stamp program individually, or as a member of any assistance group, for 10 years following a conviction in federal or state court of having made a fraudulent statement or representation with respect to the identity or place of residence of the individual in order to receive multiple benefits simultaneously under the food stamp program.
(4) DENIAL OF FOOD STAMP BENEFITS TO FLEEING FELONS.--An individual is ineligible to participate in the food stamp program during any period when the individual is fleeing to avoid prosecution, custody, or confinement after committing a crime, attempting to commit a crime that is a felony under the laws of the place from which the individual flees or a high misdemeanor in the State of New Jersey, or violating a condition of probation or parole imposed under federal or state law.
History.--s. 34, ch. 96-175; s. 26, ch. 97-173; s. 34, ch. 98-397; s. 47, ch. 2001-158; s. 4, ch. 2005-61.