HB 2041 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Scholarship Pilot Program; DSS to establish and administer.
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Summary as introduced:
Department of Social Services; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Scholarship Pilot Program. Directs the Department of Social Services (the Department) to establish and administer a three-year Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Scholarship Pilot Program (the Program) for the purpose of providing access to postsecondary educational opportunities to students living in poverty. The Program would provide prepaid scholarships to select community colleges in the amount of $2,000 per year, to be applied toward the costs of tuition and books, to 50 to 75 selected students who meet TANF eligibility requirements. The Program would be funded by the unexpended balance in federal TANF block grant funds. The bill directs the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services to report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than December 1 of each year regarding the effectiveness of and other information about the Program.

Full text:
01/10/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101403D  pdf | impact statement
02/02/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104984D-H1  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/10/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101403D
01/10/17  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/17  House: Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/31/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  House: Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/17  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/02/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104984D-H1
02/02/17  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/17  House: Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/03/17  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/08/17  House: Left in Appropriations