2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Callahan
TANF Child Support Supplement (language only)

Item 356 #1h

Item 356 #1h

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 343, line 42, strike "$7,800,000" and insert "$9,200,000".

(This amendment restores full funding of the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) child support supplement in fiscal year 2006. The introduced budget did not set aside the full amount necessary to provide low-income families with a supplemental TANF payment equal to the amount of past due child support collected on their behalf. The introduced budget caps funding for this supplemental TANF payment at $7.8 million in fiscal year 2006, reducing these payments by about 15 percent. Companion amendments provide general fund dollars to housing services for low-income families, Healthy Families, Community Action Agencies, the Comprehensive Health Investment Project, domestic violence programs and local social services department foster care and adoption staff in lieu of TANF funds to ensure that sufficient TANF funds are available for the increase in the TANF child support supplement.)