Text: H.R.4066 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 105th Congress]
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[H.R. 4066 Introduced in House (IH)]







105th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4066

  To prohibit States from imposing a family cap under the program of 
                temporary assistance to needy families.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 16, 1998

   Mr. Smith of New Jersey introduced the following bill; which was 
              referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

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                                 A BILL


 
  To prohibit States from imposing a family cap under the program of 
                temporary assistance to needy families.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. PROHIBITION ON IMPOSITION OF A FAMILY CAP UNDER THE TANF 
              PROGRAM.

    (a) Prohibition.--Section 408(a) of the Social Security Act (42 
U.S.C. 608(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
            ``(12) Ban on family cap.--A State to which a grant is made 
        under section 403 may not, under the State program funded under 
        this part, deny assistance to a family in respect of an 
        individual because the individual was born after the family 
        became eligible for or began receiving assistance under the 
        program.''.
    (b) Penalty.--Section 409(a) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 609(a)) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
            ``(15) No tanf funds for program with family cap.--
        Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, a State that 
        violates section 408(a)(12) during a fiscal year shall remit to 
        the Secretary all funds paid to the State under this part for 
        the fiscal year, and no payment shall be made under this part 
        to a State that has in effect a program that would be funded 
        under this part but for a law, regulation, or policy that is 
        inconsistent with such section.''.
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