Tex. Hum. Res. Code § 22.0254

Current with legislation signed by the Governor as of May 7, 2019
Section 22.0254 - Prosecution Of Fraudulent Claims

(a) The commission shall keep a record of the dispositions of referrals made by the commission to a district attorney concerning fraudulent claims for benefits under the supplemental nutrition assistance program or the program of financial assistance under Chapter 31.

(b) The commission may:

  • (1) request status information biweekly from the appropriate district attorney on each major fraudulent claim referred by the commission ;
  • (2) request a written explanation from the appropriate district attorney for each case referred in which the district attorney declines to prosecute; and
  • (3) encourage the creation of a special welfare fraud unit in each district attorney's office that serves a municipality with a population of more than 250,000, to be financed by amounts provided by the commission .

(c) The executive commissioner by rule may define what constitutes a major fraudulent claim under Subsection (b)(1).

Tex. Hum. Res. Code § 22.0254

Amended by Acts 2015, Texas Acts of the 84th Leg. - Regular Session, ch. 1,Sec. 4.028, eff. 4/2/2015.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1153, Sec. 1.01(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997.