2001 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
10% TANF Increase Plus COLA Lang.

Item 381 #3s

Item 381 #3s

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, line 15, after "2000," insert "and July 1, 2001,".
Page 352, after line 17, insert:
"E.  As a condition of this appropriation, effective June 30, 2002, and each year thereafter, the Department of Social Services shall provide a cost-of-living increase in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance."

(This amendment provides federal TANF funds for a 10 percent increase in welfare payments in FY 2002. The typical payment for a parent with two children would be increased from $320 to $352 per month. Language is also added that would required DSS to provide a cost-of-living increase in welfare payments each year thereafter.)