H.R.1115 - Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Parental Responsibility Act104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] (Introduced 03/02/1995)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||03/24/1995 See H.R.4.|
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Summary: H.R.1115 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/02/1995)
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Title I: Ending the Cycle of Intergenerational Dependency
Title II: Combating Teenage Pregnancy
Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Parental Responsibility Act - Title I: Ending the Cycle of Intergenerational Dependency - Amends title IV part A (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) (AFDC) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to require appropriate adult-supervised supportive living arrangements for minors (and their children) as a condition of their receiving AFDC.
(Sec. 102) Amends SSA title XX (Block Grants to States for Social Services) to entitle each State to funds to establish, operate, and support adult-supervised group homes for custodial parents under age 19 and their children. Sets forth provisions for payments of allotments to States, payments to Indian tribes, receipt of payments by such homes, and submission of recommendations on usage of Government surplus properties for such homes.
(Sec. 103) Requires completion of high school or other training for teenage parents as a condition of receiving AFDC. Allows a State the option of requiring some or all custodial parents and pregnant women who have not attained 19 years of age (or at the State's option, 21) and who are receiving AFDC to participate in a program of additional monetary incentives and penalties.
(Sec. 104) Requires drug treatment and counseling as part of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) program under AFDC.
Title II: Combating Teenage Pregnancy - Amends SSA title IV part A (AFDC) to allow each State agency to provide for eligible entities' operation of projects to reduce teen pregnancy. Allows Indian tribes and Alaska native entities to apply to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to operate such projects. Directs the Secretary of HHS to study and report to the Congress annually on the effectiveness of different approaches used in such projects. Authorizes appropriations. Entitles each State to a specified payment of the Federal share of the cost of such projects.
(Sec. 202) Directs the Secretaries of Education and of HHS and the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service to establish a National Clearinghouse on Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Programs.