2002 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
TANF 10% COLA Plus Automatic Inflator

Item 354 #1s

Item 354 #1s

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2003 $0 FY2004 $7,716,357 NGF

Page 275, line 40, strike "$126,093,876" and insert "$133,810,233".
Page 276, after line 37, insert:
"D.  As a condition of this appropriation, effective July 1, 2003, the Department of Social Services shall provide a 10 percent increase in TANF cash assistance.  Thereafter, the Commissioner shall establish a reasonable, automatic adjustment for inflation by increasing TANF 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 adds federal funds and language to increase TANF payments by 10 percent in FY 2004 and for inflation each year thereafter.)