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  • NJ S983
  • Extends eligibility for certain individuals for emergency assistance.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would exclude individuals who meet certain criteria from time limits on the provision of emergency assistance benefits. Currently, individuals who are: the parent or relative of a disabled dependent who is providing full-time care for the disabled dependent; permanently disabled; over 60 years of age; or chronically unemployable are exempt from the 60 month time limit established for the receipt of temporary assistance for needy families. However, these same individuals are not exempt from the time limits imposed on the emergency assistance program. Prior to July 2015, certain individuals who were receiving benefits through the emergency assistance program were granted additional assistance beyond the initial 12 months of emergency assistance through pilot programs, implemented by the Department of Human Services. As of July 2015, the pilot programs were not reissued and over 3,000 low income individuals were left without rental assistance. This legislation is intended to provide emergency assistance to the most needy in our State for so long as these individuals require such assistance.
2nd Reading in the Senate, Budget and Appropriations, Passed both Houses, Received by the Senate
Conditional Veto, Received in the Senate  (on 5/2/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
5/2/2016 S Conditional Veto, Received in the Senate
3/14/2016 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (49-17-6)
3/14/2016 A Substituted for A2568 (1R)
3/14/2016 A Received in the Assembly without Reference, 2nd Reading
3/14/2016 S Passed by the Senate (37-0)
2/29/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
2/29/2016 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (13:00 2/29/2016 Committee Room 4, 1st Floor)
2/8/2016 S Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
2/4/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
2/4/2016 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 3/14/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 37 0 3
Detail 3/14/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 49 17 14
Detail 3/14/2016 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A2568 Aca (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 2/29/2016 Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee: Reported with Amendments 13 0 0
Detail 2/4/2016 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee: Reported Favorably 8 0 1