SB198 (2011)

Relative to the calculation of aid to the permanently and totally disabled and temporary assistance to needy families (TANF).


Status: HOUSE: PASSED / ADOPTED WITH AMENDMENT House: Finance (Details)
Length: 272 words.


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Revisions of this bill in our system:

 HouseSenate
Public hearing:2011-09-21 14:00:00 LOB 210(unscheduled)
Executive session:2011-10-05 10:00:00(unscheduled)
Floor vote:2011-10-12 00:00:00(unscheduled)

SB 198-FN – AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

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2011 SESSION

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SENATE BILL 198-FN

AN ACT relative to the calculation of aid to the permanently and totally disabled and temporary assistance to needy families (TANF) and relative to marital master contracts.

SPONSORS: Sen. Morse, Dist. 22

COMMITTEE:

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill removes a limitation on the amount of earned income that is disregarded for purposes of calculating aid to the permanently and totally disabled. The bill also includes persons receiving federal assistance in the TANF household for purposes of calculating income eligibility.

This bill also clarifies that no marital master contracts shall be entered into or renewed, extended, reinstated, transferred, or modified by the state on or after the effective date of this bill.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven

AN ACT relative to the calculation of aid to the permanently and totally disabled and temporary assistance to needy families (TANF).

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled; Earned Income Disregard. Amend RSA 167:3-c, IX to read as follows:

IX. The amount of earned income to be disregarded for purposes of calculating eligibility for aid to the permanently and totally disabled[, which shall be consistent with the regulations of the federal Supplemental Security Income Program or its successor program].

2 Temporary Assistance to Needy Families; Employment Program Eligibility; Assistance Group. Amend RSA 167:79, II to read as follows:

II. The following persons shall be included in the assistance group, unless such person receives [state supplemental assistance or supplemental security benefits under Title XVI of the Social Security Act,] foster care or adoption assistance, if living in the same household or temporarily absent from the household: any dependent child and all minor blood-related, step, or adoptive brothers and sisters, and all natural, step, or adoptive parents of such children, including cohabitating adults who share a minor child. In the case of a minor parent, the assistance unit may also include all natural, step, or adoptive parents of the minor parent and all minor blood-related, step or adoptive brothers and sisters. If the parents are not residing together a child shall be considered residing with the parent who has physical custody of the child the majority of the time.

3 Marital Master Contracts. No new marital master contracts shall be entered into by the state and no existing marital master contracts shall be renewed, extended, reinstated, transferred, or modified by the state on or after the effective date of this section.

4 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

LBAO

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SB 198-FN - FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT relative to the calculation of aid to the permanently and totally disabled and temporary assistance to needy families (TANF) and relative to marital master contracts.

FISCAL IMPACT:

    Due to time constraints, the Office of Legislative Budget Assistant is unable to provide a fiscal note for this bill at this time. When completed, the fiscal note will be forwarded to the Senate Clerk's Office.