2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
Co-Patron(s): Hall, Morgan, Thomas
TANF 6.7% Cost of Living Increase

Item 354 #1h

Item 354 #1h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2003 $6,397,412 FY2004 $6,263,412 NGF

Page 275, line 40, strike "$128,093,876" and insert "$134,491,288".
Page 275, line 40, strike "$126,093,876" and insert "$132,357,288".
Page 276, after line 37, insert:
"D.  As a condition of this appropriation, effective July 1, 2002, the Department of Social Services shall provide a 6.7 percent increase in cash assistance payments in the TANF program and in the separate state program for able-bodied two-parent families."

(This amendment provides federal TANF funds for a cost-of-living increase in TANF cash assistance payments. The typical payment for a parent with two children would be increased from $320 to $341 per month.)