1997 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Services-Optional Groups of Immigrants (language only)

Item 388 #1h

Item 388 #1h

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 258, following line 10, insert:
"J.  To the extent permitted by federal law, the eligibility for social services of an alien who is a qualified alien (as defined in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Publ. L. No.  104-193) shall be determined without regard to alienage."

(This amendment would prohibit the Department of Social Services from revising its policies to bar optional qualified aliens, as defined by new federal legislation on welfare reform, from eligibility for services under the social services block grant. Service eligibility for this group of aliens would continue as defined under current state policies.)