Text: H.R.4623 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/09/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4623


To extend for 2 years the Emergency Contingency Fund for State Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Programs, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 9, 2010

Mr. Sestak introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To extend for 2 years the Emergency Contingency Fund for State Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Programs, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Support for Working Families Extension Act”.

SEC. 2. 2-year extension of the Emergency Contingency Fund for State Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Programs.

(a) In general.—Section 403(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 603(c)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2)(B)—

(A) by striking “2010” the 1st place it appears and inserting “2012”; and

(B) by striking “and 2010” and inserting “through 2012”;

(2) in paragraph (2)(C), by striking “2010” and inserting “2012”;

(3) in clause (i) of each of subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) of paragraph (3), by striking “year 2009 or 2010” and inserting “years 2009 through 2012”;

(4) in paragraph (3)(C)(iii), by striking “80” and inserting “90”;

(5) by adding at the end of paragraph (3) the following:

“(D) GRANT RELATED TO INCREASED EXPENDITURES FOR WORK SUPPORT SERVICES.—

“(i) IN GENERAL.—For each calendar quarter in fiscal years 2010 through 2012, the Secretary shall make a grant from the Emergency Fund to each State that—

“(I) requests a grant under this subparagraph for the quarter; and

“(II) meets the requirement of clause (ii) for the quarter.

“(ii) WORK SUPPORT SERVICES EXPENDITURE REQUIREMENT.—A State meets the requirement of this clause for a quarter if the total expenditures of the State for work support services in the quarter, whether under the State program funded under this part or as qualified State expenditures, exceeds the total such expenditures of the State in the corresponding quarter in the emergency fund base year of the State.

“(iii) AMOUNT OF GRANT.—Subject to paragraph (5), the amount of the grant to be made to a State under this subparagraph for a quarter shall be an amount equal to 80 percent of the excess described in clause (ii).”;

(6) by adding at the end of paragraph (5) the following: “The total amount payable to a single State under subsection (b) and this subsection for fiscal years 2011 and 2012 shall not exceed 75 percent of the annual State family assistance grant.”; and

(7) in paragraph (9)—

(A) by adding at the end of subparagraph (B)(ii) the following:

“(IV) The total expenditures of the State for work support services, whether under the State program funded under this part or as qualified State expenditures.”; and

(B) by adding at the end the following:

“(D) WORK SUPPORT SERVICES.—The term ‘work support services’ means services designed to help an individual begin, remain, or advance in employment, as indicated by any guidance that the Secretary may provide.”.

(b) Conforming amendments.—Section 2101 of division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111–5) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)(2)—

(A) by striking “2010” and inserting “2012”; and

(B) by striking all that follows “repealed” and inserting a period; and

(2) in subsection (d)(1), by striking “2010” and inserting “2012”.