Rep. Nicholas K. Smith

Filed: 5/3/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1641 by replacing
3line 3 on page 3 through line 7 on page 4 with the following:
4    "(305 ILCS 5/12-4.13c new)
5    Sec. 12-4.13c. SNAP eligibility notification; college
7    (a) To complement student financial assistance programs
8and to enhance their effectiveness for students with financial
9need, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) shall
10annually include information about the Supplemental Nutrition
11Assistance Program (SNAP) in the language that schools are
12required to provide to students eligible for the Monetary Award
13Program grant. The language shall, at a minimum, direct
14students to information about college student eligibility
15criteria for SNAP, and it shall direct students to the
16Department of Human Services and to the Illinois Hunger
17Coalition's Hunger Hotline for additional information.



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1    (b) Illinois institutions of higher education that
2participate in the Monetary Award Program (MAP) shall provide
3the notice described in subsection (a) to all students who are
4enrolled, or who are accepted for enrollment and intending to
5enroll, and who have been identified by ISAC as MAP-eligible at
6the institution. If possible, the institution may designate a
7public benefits liaison or single point person to assist
8students in taking the necessary steps to obtain public
9benefits if eligible.
10    (c) ISAC shall adopt any rules necessary to implement the
11provisions of this Section on or before October 1, 2020.".