90th General Assembly
Summary of HB1809
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PUBLIC AID-WORK-PREGNANCY-KIDS                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the AFDC Article of the Public Aid Code.  Requires that in      
   implementing the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program under      
   P. L. 104-193, pregnant women and women caring for children  under  12      
   months of age at home be exempt from participation in work activities.      
   Effective immediately.                                                      
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE                                           
          In the opinion of DCCA, HB1809 fails to create a State mandate       
          under the State Mandates Act.                                        
          FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Public Aid)                                    
          One of the goals of welfare reform is to dissolve the separa-        
          tion of the welfare population from the general population. Not      
          exempting healthy pregnant women and women with young children       
          from work activities is a means to this end.                         
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          305 ILCS 5/4-1.10a new                                               
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          305 ILCS 5/4-1.6b new                                                
        Deletes everything. Amends the "AFDC" Article of the  Public  Aid      
   Code.    Provides  that the State adopts  the "family violence option"      
   under the Social Security Act.  Requires State  agencies administering      
   TANF, child support enforcement, and Food Stamp   programs  to  screen      
   applicants  and  recipients  to  identify  past or present  victims of      
   domestic violence, refer those persons for counseling and   supportive      
   services,  and  waive  program  requirements  that would make it  more      
   difficult for those persons  to  escape  domestic  violence  or  would      
   unfairly penalize them.  Effective immediately.                             
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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