2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Conference Report)

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Authority for TANF Plan Changes (language only)

Item 334 #1c

Item 334 #1c

Health And Human Resources
Department Of Social Services

Page 294, line 23, after "D.", insert:
"1.  The Department of Social Services shall be authorized to make necessary changes in the State Plan for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program to meet the federal TANF requirements, pursuant to federal Deficit Reduction Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 2005, and to minimize the Commonwealth's exposure to federal financial penalties, provided it does so in the most efficient and least costly manner.

(This amendment requires the Department of Social Services to make changes to the State Plan for TANF to ensure the program conforms to new federal requirements for work participation and other changes. Existing language in the budget requires the Department to provide proposed policy changes and estimates of fiscal impact of State TANF Plan changes to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees at least 30 days prior to submitting amendments to the federal government on State TANF Plan changes.)