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  • NJ A30
  • Increases amount of benefits under Work First New Jersey program.*
Introduced
(2/18/2016)
In Committee
(6/23/2016)
Crossed Over
(3/14/2016)
Passed
(6/27/2016)
SignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
(7/21/2016)
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill increases the maximum cash assistance benefit for families participating in the Work First New Jersey Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (WFNJ/TANF) program. The WFNJ/TANF program provides cash and other assistance to low-income families with dependent children in order to alleviate the negative effects of poverty. Currently New Jersey's maximum benefit amount for WFNJ/TANF recipient households in $424 per month for a family of three. The bill would increase this amount to $466 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, $509 in FY 2018, and $551 in FY 2019. For FY 2020 and each year thereafter, the maximum benefit would be annually adjusted according to the cost of living adjustment applied under the federal Social Security program.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Budget and Appropriations, Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens, Human Services, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses, Received by the Assembly
Absolute Veto, Received in the Assembly  (on 7/21/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
7/21/2016 A Absolute Veto, Received in the Assembly
6/27/2016 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (24-14)
6/27/2016 S Substituted for S1829 (1R)
6/23/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
6/23/2016 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (10:00 6/23/2016 Committee Room 4, 1st Floor)
6/16/2016 S Transferred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
4/21/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
3/14/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (51-22-4)
3/7/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
3/7/2016 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (13:00 3/7/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
3/3/2016 A Transferred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
2/18/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/27/2016 Senate Floor: Substitute For S1829 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/27/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 24 14 2
Detail 6/23/2016 Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 8 5 0
Detail 3/14/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 51 22 7
Detail 3/7/2016 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported with Amendments 8 2 1