Maine LD 452: An Act To Require a Work Search for Job-ready Applicants for Benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program

LD 452 (subjects: TEMPORARY ASSIST TO NEEDY FAMILIES , PROVISIONS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=452&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Roger Katz of Kennebec: (R – District 15) — e-mail | Facebook

5 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/24/2015 Senate Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/24/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/26/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Require a Work Search for Job-ready Applicants for Benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 3762, sub- 21 is enacted to read:

21. Work search requirement. The department may not grant TANF assistance to an applicant who is job-ready as determined by the department unless the applicant has applied in writing for 3 separate advertised jobs and submitted verifiable documentation of the applications to the department. To satisfy this work search requirement, the applicant may submit the job applications at any time from one week prior to the date of the application to the department for TANF assistance to 2 weeks following that date.

SUMMARY

This bill creates a work search requirement for job-ready applicants to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

Patterns of Support

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