2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Favola
Co-Patron(s): Barker, Ebbin, McEachin, Petersen
TANF Benefits

Item 335 #1s

Item 335 #1s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2015 $0 FY2016 $1,176,483 NGF

Page 303, line 23, strike "$259,822,401" and insert "$260,998,884".
Page 305, after line 17, insert:
"M.  The Department of Social Services shall increase Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash benefits by 2.5 percent on January 1, 2016. TANF cash benefits shall subsequently be increased consistent with increases in foster care payments and matching the percentage increase."

(This amendment provides a 2.5 percent increase on January 1, 2016 for payments to individuals receiving cash assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Language is also added to require that future TANF benefit increases will occur along with increases in payments to foster care families at the same time and in the same amount.)