An amendment to an existing law enacted in June 2016 (P.L. 2016, c.11) permits the Department of Human Services to request waiver of time limits for certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients under certain circumstances. The new law states in pertinent part: “Immediately upon the effective date of this act and at least once annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Human Services shall conduct a review of available data on labor and employment in the State produced by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The purpose of the review shall be to determine whether to submit a request for a waiver of the benefit time limit for able bodied adults without dependents participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as authorized by 7 C.F.R. 273.24(f), either throughout the State or in any geographic area of the State. The review shall consider each criterion of eligibility for a waiver as well as the availability of opportunities that will fulfill the work requirement described in 7 C.F.R. 273.24(a). Based on the review conducted pursuant to this section, the commissioner shall determine whether to submit a request for a waiver.”