Austin, Texas
                                   FISCAL NOTE
                               75th Regular Session
                                  February 26, 1997
      TO: Honorable Harvey Hilderbran, Chair            IN RE:  Senate Bill No. 57, As Engrossed
          Committee on Human Services                              By: Zaffirini
          Austin, Texas
         FROM:  John Keel, Director    
In response to your request for a Fiscal Note on SB57 ( Relating 
to participation of certain AFDC recipients in the job opportunities 
and basic skill (JOBS) training program.) this office has detemined 
the following:
         Biennial Net Impact to General Revenue Funds by SB57-As Engrossed
No fiscal implications due to implementation of this bill are 
anticipated because the language conforms with current practice. 

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal 
basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions 
of the bill.

The bill would amend Subsection 31.012(c) of 
the Human Resources Code to provide that notwithstanding the 
time limitations in Sections 31.0035(b) and 32.0255, a person 
receiving welfare (AFDC/TANF) cash benefits who is exempt from 
participating in the employment services program under this 
Subsection and who voluntarily participates in the program will 
be provided with an additional six months of transitional (Medicaid 
and child care) benefits.

No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
   Source:            Agencies:   
                                         320   Texas Workforce Commission
                                         324   Department of Human Services
                                         501   Department of Health
                      LBB Staff:   JK ,BB ,AZ