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SJR 8, 61st Regular Session
Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas providing that the Legislature shall enact appropriate legislation which will enable the State of Texas to cooperate with the Government of the United States in providing assistance grants out of State funds to and/or medical care on behalf of needy aged persons, needy persons who are totally and permanently disabled, needy blind persons, and needy dependent children and the caretakers of such children; providing rehabilitation and any other services included in the Federal legislation providing matching funds to help such families and individuals attain or retain capability for independence or self-care; authorizing the Legislature to prescribe eligibility requirements; providing for the acceptance and expenditure of funds from the Government of the United States for such purposes; authorizing appropriations for such purposes out of State funds to any individual recipient shall not exceed the amount that is matchable out of Federal funds; providing that the total amount of such payments for assistance and/or medical care out of State funds on behalf of such needy individuals shall not exceed the amount that is matchable out of Federal funds; provided that if the limitations and restrictions herein contained are found to be in conflict with the provisions of appropriate Federal statutes as they now are or as they may be amended, to the extent that Federal matching money is not available to the State for these purposes, then and in that event the Legislature is specifically authorized and empowered to prescribe such limitations and restrictions and enact such laws as may be necessary in order that such Federal matching money will be available for assistance and/or medical care for or on behalf of needy persons; providing for the necessary election, form of ballot, proclamation, and publication.

Author: Joseph J. Bernal
Coauthor: Barbara Charline Jordan | Charles N. "Charlie" Wilson

Session Law Chapter: Acts 1969, 61st R.S., SJR 8

Subjects:
Human Services--Child Services
Human Services--Direct Assistance
Human Services--Medical Assistance
Resolutions--Constitutional Amendments
State Finances--Management & Control

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