2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Callahan
TANF 10% Increase & COLA Language

Item 381 #1h

Item 381 #1h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2001 $0 FY2002 $7,716,357 NGF

Page 351, line 11, strike "$114,730,054" and insert "$122,446,411".
Page 352, after line 17:
"E.  As a condition of this appropriation, effective July 1, 2001, the Department of Social Services shall provide a 10 percent increase in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash assistance.  Thereafter, the Commissioner shall establish a reasonable, automatic adjustment for inflation by increasing Temporary Assistance to Needy Families cash assistance each July 1 by an amount equal to the increase in the Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers (less medical care) during the most recent state fiscal year for which data are available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics."

(This amendment provides federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families block grant funds for a 10 percent cost-of-living increase in welfare payments in the second year and includes an automatic adjustment for inflation in future years. A typical payment for a parent with two children would be increased from $320 to $352 per month.)