FRITCHEY, FEIGENHOLTZ, MURPHY, FLOWERS, DAVIS,MONIQUE,
YARBROUGH, COLLINS, MILLER, DELGADO, SOTO, KENNER,
DAVIS,STEVE, BEAUBIEN, KRAUSE, ACEVEDO, HOWARD, SLONE AND YOUNGE.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of
Human Services to increase TANF grant amounts by 15% effective July 1,
2001 and again July 1, 2002. Requires the Department on January 1,
2004 and every 2 years thereafter to report to the Governor and the
General Assembly concerning the adequacy of TANF grant amounts to meet
families' subsistence needs. Effective July 1, 2001.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that effective July 1, 2002 and each July 1 thereafter,
the Department of Human Services must increase TANF grant amounts by
no less than the increase in the federal employment cost index for the
preceding calendar year (instead of increasing the grant amounts,
effective July 1, 2002 only, by no less than 15% above the amounts in
effect on June 30, 2002).
FISCAL NOTE (Department of Human Services)
Increasing TANF grant amounts by 15% of the current payment
level, beginning July 2001, would yield an annual cost of
approximately $32.4 million or $39 monthly per case. This cost
estimate is based on the current FY01 TANF caseload of 69,852
cases and the predominate family size of three. The additional
increase of 15% in the following years (July 2002) built on the
prior year's increase would yield an additional annual cost of
approximately $37.3 million or $45 monthly per case. In addi-
tion, the Department would incur additional cost due to cases
remaining on the caseload for longer periods of time.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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