2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
Reform Locality Groupings for TANF Program

Item 340 #1h

Item 340 #1h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2019 $0 FY2020 $431,868 GF
FY2019 $0 FY2020 $11,000,000 NGF

Page 375, line 5, strike "$276,021,073" and insert "$287,452,941".

Page 377, after line 42, insert:

"R.  The Board of Social Services shall combine Groups II and III for the purposes of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families cash benefits and use the Group III rates for the new group."


((This amendment provides $396,000 from the general fund and $11.0 million from the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant the second year to reorganize the two locality groupings for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance into one. Groups II and III would be combined and the rates in Group III would apply to everyone in the group, resulting in a modest increase in TANF cash assistance payments. The general fund amount in the second year represents funding for the TANF Unemployed Parent program, which is a state supported program.)