Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code to provide that the
Department of Public Aid, or the Department of Human Services as
successor agency to the Department of Public Aid for the purposes of
administering some aspects of welfare reform, shall collect and report
on information in addition to that required under the federal welfare
reform law for those who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy
Families ("TANF") and those who are eligible for other cash benefit
programs, which reports shall be made available to the public.
Provides that the Department shall contract with experts for a
longitudinal study of the implementation of the TANF program and other
welfare reforms, listing criteria, and requiring interim reports to
the General Assembly and the Governor, available to the public, with a
final report in March 2005. Effective immediately.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE
HB 1758 fails to create a State mandate.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Public Aid)
The TANF longitudinal evaluation would cost between $3 M and
$4 M from 1997 to 2004; the Non-Citizen study would cost
$300,000 between 1997 and 2001.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything. Reinserts language similar to language in
the bill as introduced but makes changes in the way Department data
based on the implementation of welfare reforms will be distributed;
provides that the Department shall seek a university to perform the
longitudinal study of TANF and related welfare reforms; and provides
that the Department shall cooperate in, rather than commission, a
study of the impact upon Illinois resident non-citizens of the denial
or termination of assistance as a result of the federal welfare reform
law. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dept. of Public Aid)
HB 1758, with H-am 1, does not have a fiscal impact on DPA.
HOME RULE NOTE, H-AM 2
HB-1758, with H-am 2, does not preempt home rule.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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