By Zaffirini S.B. No. 57
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to participation of certain AFDC recipients in the job
1-3 opportunities and basic skills (JOBS) training program.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Section 31.012(c), Human Resources Code, is
1-6 amended to read as follows:
1-7 (c) A person who is the caretaker of a physically or
1-8 mentally disabled child who requires the caretaker's presence is
1-9 not required to participate in a program under this section.
1-10 Effective September 1, 1995, a person is not required to
1-11 participate in a program under this section until the person's
1-12 youngest child at the time the person first became eligible for
1-13 assistance reaches the age of five. Effective September 1, 1997, a
1-14 person is exempt until the person's youngest child at the time the
1-15 person first became eligible for assistance reaches the age of
1-16 four. Notwithstanding Sections 31.0035(b) and 32.0255(b), the
1-17 department shall provide to a person who is exempt under this
1-18 subsection and who voluntarily participates [
1-19 participate] in a program under Subsection (a)(2) six months of
1-20 transitional benefits in addition to the applicable limit
1-21 prescribed by Section 31.0065.
1-22 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1997, and
1-23 applies only to a person who receives financial assistance under
1-24 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.