HB 783 - Aid to dependent children; means- tested programs; stat summaries

Georgia House of Representatives - 1995/1996 Sessions

HB 783 - Aid to dependent children; means- tested programs; stat summaries

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Code Sections - 49-4-118
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House Comm: C&Y / Senate Comm: / House Vote: Yeas Nays Senate Vote: Yeas Nays ---------------------------------------- House Action Senate ---------------------------------------- 2/17/95 Read 1st Time 2/20/95 Read 2nd Time 2/28/95* Favorably Reported Sub Committee Amend/Sub 3/17/95 Recommitted 1/31/96 Read 3rd Time ---------------------------------------- Favorably Reported by Substitute 01/23/96 Tabled 1/31/96 Code Sections amended: 49-4-118
HB 783 LC 11 8671S A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1- 1 To amend Article 5 of Chapter 4 of Title 49 of the Official 1- 2 Code of Georgia Annotated, the "Aid to Dependent Children 1- 3 Act," so as to provide for legislative intent; to require 1- 4 certain statistical summaries regarding certain means-tested 1- 5 programs; to provide for sample surveys of certain 1- 6 assistance recipients; to require cooperation of state 1- 7 departments and agencies; to provide for waivers and 1- 8 determinations relating thereto; to provide for effective 1- 9 dates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. 1-10 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: SECTION 1. 1-11 Article 5 of Chapter 4 of Title 49 of the Official Code of 1-12 Georgia Annotated, the "Aid to Dependent Children Act," is 1-13 amended by adding at the end a new Code section to read as 1-14 follows: 1-15 "49-4-118. (Index) 1-16 (a) In view of the likelihood that the federal government 1-17 will devolve responsibility for many public assistance 1-18 programs to the states, it is the desire of the General 1-19 Assembly that its members and the public know the current 1-20 pattern of spending and receiving in Georgia on 1-21 means-tested federal programs. The General Assembly 1-22 recognizes that not all of these programs are related to 1-23 AFDC, but likewise recognizes that it is not certain which 1-24 programs might be included in a federal devolution. The 1-25 General Assembly believes that it is important to collect 1-26 data on as many such programs as is feasible, so that any 1-27 discussion about whether or how to modify them can proceed 1-28 on a factual basis. The purpose of this Code section is 1-29 to ensure creation of such a data base. 1-30 (b) For purposes of this Code section, the term 1-31 'means-tested program' means any of the following: 1-32 (1) Medicaid; -1- (Index) LC 11 8671S 2- 1 (2) Medical care for veterans without service-connected 2- 2 disability; 2- 3 (3) General assistance (Medical care component); 2- 4 (4) Indian health services; 2- 5 (5) Maternal and child health services block grant, 2- 6 Title V of the Social Security Act; 2- 7 (6) Community health centers; 2- 8 (7) Medical assistance to refugees and Cuban and Haitian 2- 9 entrants; 2-10 (8) Migrant health centers; 2-11 (9) Aid to Families with Dependent Children; 2-12 (10) Supplemental security income; 2-13 (11) Earned income tax credit; 2-14 (12) Pensions for needy veterans, their dependents, and 2-15 survivors; 2-16 (13) General assistance (nonmedical care component); 2-17 (14) Foster care; 2-18 (15) Adoption assistance; 2-19 (16) Emergency assistance to needy families with 2-20 children; 2-21 (17) Assistance to refugees and Cuban and Haitian 2-22 entrants (cash component); 2-23 (18) Dependency and indemnity compensation and death 2-24 compensation; 2-25 (19) General assistance to Indians; 2-26 (20) Food stamps; 2-27 (21) School lunch program (free and reduced-price 2-28 segments); 2-29 (22) Special supplemental food program for women, 2-30 infants, and children; 2-31 (23) Temporary emergency food assistance program; 2-32 (24) Nutrition program for the elderly; 2-33 (25) School breakfast program (free and reduced-price 2-34 segments); -2- (Index) LC 11 8671S 3- 1 (26) Child care food program; 3- 2 (27) Summer food service program for children; 3- 3 (28) Food distribution program on Indian reservations; 3- 4 (29) Commodity supplemental food program; 3- 5 (30) Special milk program (free segment); 3- 6 (31) Section 8 lower income housing assistance; 3- 7 (32) Low-rent public housing; 3- 8 (33) Rural housing loans (Section 502); 3- 9 (34) Section 236 interest reduction payments; 3-10 (35) Rural rental housing loans (Section 515); 3-11 (36) Rural rental assistance payments (Section 521); 3-12 (37) Section 235 homeownership assistance for low-income 3-13 families; 3-14 (38) Section 101 rent supplements; 3-15 (39) Farm labor housing loans (Section 514) and grants 3-16 (Section 516); 3-17 (40) Rural housing repair loans and grants (Section 3-18 504); 3-19 (41) Indian housing improvement grants; 3-20 (42) Rural housing preservation grants (Section 533); 3-21 (43) Rural housing self-help technical assistance grants 3-22 (Section 523) and rural housing site loans (Sections 523 3-23 and 524); 3-24 (44) Pell grants; 3-25 (45) Stafford loans (formerly called guaranteed student 3-26 loans); 3-27 (46) Headstart; 3-28 (47) College work-study program; 3-29 (48) Supplemental educational opportunity grants; 3-30 (49) Vocational educational opportunities, disadvantaged 3-31 activities; 3-32 (50) Chapter 1 migrant education program; 3-33 (51) Perkins loans; -3- (Index) LC 11 8671S 4- 1 (52) Special programs for students from disadvantaged 4- 2 backgrounds (TRIO Programs); 4- 3 (53) State student incentive program; 4- 4 (54) Fellowships for graduate and professional study; 4- 5 (55) Migrant high school equivalency program; 4- 6 (56) Follow Through; 4- 7 (57) Health professions student loans and scholarships; 4- 8 (58) Ellender fellowships; 4- 9 (59) Child development associate scholarship program; 4-10 (60) College assistance migrant program; 4-11 (61) Training for disadvantaged adults and youth; 4-12 (62) Summer youth employment program; 4-13 (63) Job corps; 4-14 (64) Senior community service employment program; 4-15 (65) Work incentive program; 4-16 (66) Foster grandparents; 4-17 (67) Senior companions; 4-18 (68) Social services block grant (Title XX); 4-19 (69) Community services block grant; 4-20 (70) Legal services; 4-21 (71) Emergency food and shelter program; 4-22 (72) Social services for refugees and Cuban and Haitian 4-23 entrants; 4-24 (73) Low-income home energy assistance program; 4-25 (74) Weatherization assistance; and 4-26 (75) State legalization impact assistance group. 4-27 (c) The state auditor shall have prepared by September 1, 4-28 1995, and by that date each year thereafter a statistical 4-29 summary showing for each means-tested program the 4-30 following information by county for the most recently 4-31 ended fiscal year: 4-32 (1) Expenditure of federal, state, and local government 4-33 funds and, where such funds are other than proceeds of -4- (Index) LC 11 8671S 5- 1 any tax, the percentage and source of such funds which 5- 2 are other than tax proceeds; 5- 3 (2) Number of family units receiving benefits from or 5- 4 participating in the program; and 5- 5 (3) Number of individuals receiving benefits from or 5- 6 participating in the program. 5- 7 (d) The state auditor shall have prepared either by 5- 8 employees thereof or through contractual arrangement with 5- 9 persons or entities outside state government a 5-10 statistically valid state-wide sample survey of family 5-11 units which receive money payments under this article. 5-12 The survey shall show for each family, without identifying 5-13 such family, every means-tested program in which that 5-14 family participates and the estimated value of benefits 5-15 provided to such family under that program. The value of 5-16 those benefits shown shall also indicate separately the 5-17 value of the direct benefits to the family and the 5-18 administrative costs incurred in delivering such benefits, 5-19 and the data for the entire sample shall be aggregated to 5-20 show such information therefor. This survey shall be 5-21 prepared annually in conjunction with the statistical 5-22 summary required by subsection (b) of this Code section 5-23 and both shall be submitted annually to the Governor and 5-24 General Assembly. Each state department or agency which 5-25 administers any means-tested program shall cooperate with 5-26 the state auditor and provide to the state auditor 5-27 information for such program required for the summary 5-28 under subsection (c) of this Code section and the survey 5-29 under this subsection." SECTION 2. 5-30 Except for Section 1 of this Act, this Act shall become 5-31 effective upon the approval of this Act by the Governor or 5-32 upon its becoming law without such approval. Each state 5-33 department or agency which administers any means-tested 5-34 program shall determine no later than May 1, 1995, if any 5-35 provision of Section 1 of this Act requires federal waivers 5-36 for its implementation and notify the Governor and the 5-37 presiding officers of the House of Representatives and 5-38 Senate of such determination by that date. If any such 5-39 waivers are determined to be required, the appropriate 5-40 departments and agencies shall submit requests for such 5-41 waivers no later than July 1, 1995, and those provisions of 5-42 Section 1 of this Act requiring such waivers shall not -5- (Index) LC 11 8671S 6- 1 become effective until the ninetieth day following receipt 6- 2 of such waivers. Those provisions of Section 1 of this Act 6- 3 which are determined not to require such waivers shall 6- 4 become effective May 1, 1995. SECTION 3. 6- 5 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 6- 6 repealed. -6- (Index)

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