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HouseBill Number: 4943Primary Sponsor: CromerType of Legislation: JRSubject: Aid to families, benefits limited to thirty-six monthsResiding Body: HouseComputer Document Number: CYY/15901AC.94Introduced Date: 19940317Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940412Last History Type: Committee Report: majority favorable, with amendment, minority unfavorableScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Cromer Wells Hutson Clyborne Wofford A. Young Hallman Stone Fulmer Meacham Allison Simrill Trotter Witherspoon Stuart R. Smith Marchbanks Littlejohn Walker Robinson Riser Fair H. Brown Klauber KeeganType of Legislation: Joint Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 4943 House 19940412 Committee Report: majority 27 favorable, with amendment, minority unfavorable 4943 House 19940317 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
April 12, 1994
Introduced by REPS. Cromer, Wells, Hutson, Clyborne, Wofford, A. Young, Hallman, Stone, Fulmer, Meacham, Allison, Simrill, Trotter, Witherspoon, Stuart, R. Smith, Marchbanks, Littlejohn, Walker, Robinson, Riser, Fair, H. Brown, Klauber and Keegan
S. Printed 4/12/94--H.
Read the first time March 17, 1994.
To whom was referred a Joint Resolution (H. 4943), to limit to thirty-six months the length of time a family may receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children benefits, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:
Amend the bill as and if amended, by deleting Section 1 (A) and inserting:
/(A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no family may receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children for more than thirty-six months unless the head of the household is:
(1) permanently or totally disabled, whether physical or mental;
(2) unable to obtain employment in the private sector because no job for which the person is qualified is available but the person is working forty hours per week in a volunteer public sector community placement;
(3) providing full time care to a disabled dependent in the home; or
(4) unemployed because Work Support program services including, but not limited to, transportation or child care are not available to assist the person in becoming self-sufficient.
Evidence of the exceptions to the thirty-six month benefit limit as enumerated in this subsection must be provided to the department in the manner and form as the department may require./
Amend title to conform.
Majority favorable. Minority unfavorable.
DAVE C. WALDROP, JR. BESSIE MOODY-LAWRENCE
For Majority. FLOYD BREELAND
JOSEPH H. NEAL
JOE E. BROWN
RALPH W. CANTY
1. Estimated Cost to State-First Year$ see below
2. Estimated Cost to State-Annually
Thereafter$ see below
House Bill 4943 is a Joint Resolution to limit the length of time a family may receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits. Section 1 of the resolution clearly states that no family may receive AFDC benefits for more than thirty-six months unless the head of the household is incapable of employment because of a permanent and total disability or because of a disability that extends beyond the end of the thirty-six month period.
This section takes effect July 1, 1994, and applies to families who apply for AFDC benefits after June 30, 1994. For families who are current recipients of AFDC benefits, the thirty-six month provision will apply at the time of their annual redetermination. The Department of Social Services must apply for a federal waiver in order to implement this provision.
If there are any amount of savings realized in the General Fund of the State, they cannot be determined at this time, but should be determined by the study called for in Item C. The study will be paid from FY 1994-95 existing appropriations.
Prepared By: Approved By:
Rosetta H. Johnson George N. Dorn, Jr.
State Budget Analyst State Budget Division
TO LIMIT TO THIRTY-SIX MONTHS THE LENGTH OF TIME A FAMILY MAY RECEIVE AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN BENEFITS AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION; TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO APPLY FOR A WAIVER TO IMPLEMENT THIS TIME LIMIT; TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT TO CONTRACT FOR A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE SAVINGS IN FUNDS DUE TO THIS LIMITATION AND TO DIRECT THAT SAVINGS REALIZED BY THIS LIMITATION MUST BE APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR ITS JOBS PROGRAM AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no family may receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children benefits for more than thirty-six months unless the head of the household is incapable of employment because of a permanent and total disability or because of a disability that extends beyond the end of the thirty-six month period.
(B) The Department of Social Services shall apply for a waiver to implement the provisions of subsection (A).
(C) Using funds currently appropriated in the 1994-95 General Appropriations Act for the Department of Social Services JOBS Program, the Department shall contract with the State Budget and Control Board to conduct a study to determine the savings in state funds that will be realized by limiting Aid to Families with Dependent Children benefits to thirty-six months, as provided for in subsection A, and shall report to the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee on or before June 30, 1995, and any savings realized from this limitation must be appropriated to the department to expand and enhance its JOBS Program.
(D) This section takes effect July 1, 1994, and applies to families who apply for Aid to Families with Dependent Children benefits after June 30, 1994, and upon recertification to families receiving or who have been determined eligible to receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children as of July 1, 1994.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.