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Substitute Senate Bill No. 1053

Public Act No. 03-36

AN ACT CONCERNING ADOPTION OF A STANDARD UTILITY ALLOWANCE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 17b-105a of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (c) as follows (Effective October 1, 2003):

(NEW) (c) The Commissioner of Social Services, pursuant to 7 CFR 273. 9, shall implement the federal option to mandate the use of a standard utility allowance, to be used in place of actual utility costs, for purposes of calculating the excess shelter deduction of applicants for, or recipients of, food stamp program benefits.

Approved May 23, 2003