79th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 401, Chapter 925 Page: 2 of 4
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H.B. No. 401
1 INFORMATION. (a) The commission shall ensure that educational
2 materials relating to the federal earned income tax credit are
3 provided in accordance with this section to each person receiving
4 assistance or benefits under:
5 (1) the child health plan program;
6 (2) the financial assistance program under Chapter 31,
7 Human Resources Code;
8 (3) the medical assistance program under Chapter 32,
9 Human Resources Code;
10 (4) the food stamp program under Chapter 33, Human
11 Resources Code; or
12 (5) another appropriate health and human services
14 (b) In accordance with Section 531.0317, the commission
15 shall, by mail or through the Internet, provide a person described
16 by Subsection (a) with access to:
17 (1) Internal Revenue Service publications relating to
18 the federal earned income tax credit or information prepared by the
19 comptroller under Section 403.025 relating to that credit;
20 (2) federal income tax forms necessary to claim the
21 federal earned income tax credit; and
22 (3) where feasible, the location of at least one
23 program in close geographic proximity to the person that provides
24 free federal income tax preparation services to low-income and
25 other eligible persons.
26 (c) In January of each year, the commission or a
27 representative of the commission shall mail to each person
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 79th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 401, Chapter 925, legislative document, June 18, 2005; [Austin, Texas]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth157062/m1/2/: accessed March 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.