2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Barker
Cost of Living Increase for TANF Recipients (language only)

Item 338 #1s

Item 338 #1s

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 380, after line 14, insert:
"P. The Commissioner, in cooperation with the Department of Planning and Budget, shall establish a reasonable, automatic adjustment for inflation each year to be applied to the TANF assistance grant. However, this provision shall apply only in fiscal years following a fiscal year in which salary increases are provided for state employees."

(This language amendment requires that a cost of living increase be provided for recipients of cash assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in the fiscal year following an increase for state employees. Because the proposed budget does not provide a salary increase for state employees, there is no fiscal impact to this amendment.)