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  • NJ A33
  • Repeals family cap in Work First New Jersey program.
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Crossed Over
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill repeals the section 7 of the "Work First New Jersey Act," which prohibits a household from gaining additional cash assistance benefits as a result of the birth of a child. Such policies that prevent an increase in welfare benefits as a result of the birth of a child are commonly known as "family caps." The Work First New Jersey - Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program provides cash and other assistance to low income families with dependent children. The amount of monthly cash assistance provided to a household by the program is based on the household's size. However, current law prevents the amount of the grant from increasing as the result of the birth of a child, unless the child is born fewer than 10 months after applying for benefits or the birth of the child is a result of rape or incest. Certain limited exceptions to the family cap are provided pursuant to N.J.A.C.10:90-2.18 for families with a working parent and for children born to minors.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses, Received by the Assembly
Absolute Veto, Received in the Assembly  (on 7/31/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
7/31/2017 A Absolute Veto, Received in the Assembly
6/26/2017 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (22-14)
6/26/2017 S Substituted for S3316
6/22/2017 S Received in the Senate without Reference, 2nd Reading
6/22/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (51-20-3)
6/19/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/19/2017 Assembly Budget Hearing (19:00 6/19/2017 *Revised 6/16/17 - A-4670 has been added. The following bills ha)
6/19/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Budget Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/26/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 22 14 4
Detail 6/26/2017 Senate Floor: Substitute For S3316 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 51 20 9
Detail 6/19/2017 Assembly Budget Committee: Reported Favorably 8 3 2