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PA Bill Number: HR240

Title: Impeaching Lawrence Samuel Krasner, District Attorney of Philadelphia, for misbehavior in office; and providing for the appointment of trial managers.

Description: Impeaching Lawrence Samuel Krasner, District Attorney of Philadelphia, for misbehavior in office; and providing for the appointment of trial manage ...

Last Action: The following members were appointed to serve on the Select Committee: Representative Timothy Bonner Representative Craig Williams Representative Jared Solomon

Last Action Date: Nov 18, 2022

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Proposed Federal Senate Legislation SB4489

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Legislation Overview

Title: Grandfamilies Act of 2022

Subject: Families

Description: Grandfamilies Act of 2022 expands access to specified programs for children living with grandparents or other family members who are not their legal guardian. Specifically, the bill provides that a child of a relative eligible for Old-Age and Survivors Insurance benefits is eligible for such benefit payments if that child (1) began living with such relative before age 18, (2) receives at least 50% of their support from such relative, and (3) has lived with such relative pursuant to a court order for at least 12 months. Additionally, the bill revises the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) eligibility requirements for children living with specified caretaker relatives. First, the bill lessens the requirement for TANF applicants to assign their rights to child support when such assignment may impact the likelihood of reunifying the child with their noncustodial parent, such as where the noncustodial parent is working to gain financial stability so they may reunify with their child. Further, when a child, but not the caretaker relative, receives TANF benefits (i.e., child-only cases), or if the caretaker relative is 55 or older, the bill (1) excludes such caretaker’s income from that child’s eligibility determination, (2) removes the 5-year cap on assistance, and (3) exempts such caretaker relatives from TANF work requirements. The bill also (1) encourages states to enact temporary guardianship laws, (2) provides grants for state plans to support caretaker relatives, and (3) requires the Administration for Community Living to provide grants for establishing cross-sector partnerships that support families with caretaker relatives.

Session: 117th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Last Action Date: June 23, 2022

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/4489/all-info

Sponsors

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4 sponsors: Robert Casey (D); Tammy Baldwin (D); Sherrod Brown (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Jun 23 2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jul 8 2022 federal bill text bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: S

Committee Name: Finance

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

Comments On This Bill

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