2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ticer
Co-Patron(s): Byrne, Miller Y., Schrock, Whipple
Post Secondary Training-Welfare Recipients (language only)

Item 385 #4s

Item 385 #4s

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 279, after line 35 insert:
"I.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections 2.a. and 2.d. of Item 390, if a local department of social services determines that a VIEW participant is in need of job skills, including post-secondary education, and would benefit, it may, with the participant's consent, exempt the participant from job search requirements and place the participant in a post-secondary education program, targeted to skills required for particular employment opportunities in the locality.  Eligible participants include those with problems related to obtaining and retaining employment, but who meet the necessary post-secondary entrance requirements.  The post-secondary education program shall be for a minimum of 12 credit hours per week.  Prior to placing the VIEW participant in the post-secondary educational program, the local department of social services shall have a memorandum of understanding with one or more employers who agree to hire VIEW participants who successfully complete such programs, if upon completion of such education program, a VIEW participant is qualified and the employer has an opening.  The VIEW participant shall be required to work an average of eight hours per week during the post-secondary education program, in part-time or temporary employment or community work experience.  The VIEW participant may continue in the post-secondary education program, for as long as the local department of social services determines the participant is progressing satisfactorily and participation in such program would not subject the state to a financial penalty for noncompliance with the work requirements under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193), as amended."

(This amendment adds language that would allow welfare recipients to participate in post-secondary education programs while working at least eight hours per week.)