Austin, Texas
                                   FISCAL NOTE
                               75th Regular Session
                                  January 29, 1997
      TO: Honorable Judith Zaffirini, Chair            IN RE:  Senate Bill No. 57
          Committee on Health & 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 Introduced
             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 implications due to implementation of this bill are anticipated because
the language conforms with current practice. 
             No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
   Source:            Agencies:   324   Department of Human Services
                                         501   Department of Health
                                         320   Texas Workforce Commission
                      LBB Staff:   JK ,BB ,AZ