2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Miller Y.
24 months of TANF Child Care Asst. (language only)

Item 360 #3s

Item 360 #3s

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 360, after line 45, insert:
"Q.  Out of this appropriation the Department of Social Services shall provide a participant whose TANF financial assistance is terminated, either voluntarily or involuntarily, to receive up to twenty-four months of child care services, if such assistance enables the individual to work after termination of the TANF benefits."

(This amendment requires TANF recipients who exit the program to receive up to 24 months of child care assistance. Current law allows up to 12 months of child care assistance at the discretion of local departments of social services.)