1-1 relating to participation of certain AFDC recipients in the job
1-2 opportunities and basic skills (JOBS) training program.
1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-4 SECTION 1. Subsection (c), Section 31.012, Human Resources
1-5 Code, is amended to read as follows:
1-6 (c) A person who is the caretaker of a physically or
1-7 mentally disabled child who requires the caretaker's presence is
1-8 not required to participate in a program under this section.
1-9 Effective September 1, 1995, a person is not required to
1-10 participate in a program under this section until the person's
1-11 youngest child at the time the person first became eligible for
1-12 assistance reaches the age of five. Effective September 1, 1997, a
1-13 person is exempt until the person's youngest child at the time the
1-14 person first became eligible for assistance reaches the age of
1-15 four. Notwithstanding Sections 31.0035(b) and 32.0255(b), the
1-16 department shall provide to a person who is exempt under this
1-17 subsection and who voluntarily participates [
1-18 participate] in a program under Subsection (a)(2) six months of
1-19 transitional benefits in addition to the applicable limit
1-20 prescribed by Section 31.0065.
1-21 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1997, and
1-22 applies only to a person who receives financial assistance under
1-23 Chapter 31, Human Resources Code, on or after that date, regardless
2-1 of the date on which eligibility for that assistance was
2-3 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
2-4 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-5 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-6 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-7 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 57 passed the Senate on
February 12, 1997, by a viva-voce vote.
Secretary of the Senate
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 57 passed the House on
May 21, 1997, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House