CHAPTER 130

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 246

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 2

AN ACT AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES FOR THE PURPOSE OF RAISING GENERAL ASSISTANCE AND AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN PAYMENTS AND AMENDING CHAPTER 5, TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE, BY REQUIRINC THAT AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN BE AT 100% OF THE 196! STANDARD OF NEED.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend 5503, Title 31, Delaware Code, by striking the last sentence in Subsection (d) and by inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"But in no case shall the amount of assistance granted as aid to such families on and after October 1, 1979 fall below 100% of a 1969 Standard of Need."

Section 2. The Department of Health and Social Services is hereby authorized to increase the amount of assistance granted as aid in the General Assistance Program to a 1966 Standard of Need, effective October 1, 1979.

Section 3. In order to carry out the provisions of Sections 1 and 2 of this Act during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1980, there is hereby appropriated to the Department of Health and Social Services a supplemental appropriation in the amount of Five Million, One Hundred Twenty-four Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($5,124,500). Such appropriation shall be allocated to the Department of Health and Social Services in the following manner:

(35-07-000) Division of Social Services (35-07-001) Support Services

Aid to Families with Dependent

   

Children

3,037,800

 

Child Care

247,500

 

General Assistance Grants

1,006,500

 

Title XIX Federal Programs Other than State Institutions

705,500

 

Total Support Services

 

$ 4,997,300

(35-07-002) Programs

(1.4) Salaries and Wages of

   

Employees (1.6)

14,800

 

Other Employment Costs

3,100

 

Total - Programs

 

17,900

(35-07-003) Operations

(3.3) Salaries and Wages of

Employees (6.0) $ 49,800

Other Employment Costs 10,500

Contractual Services 25,000

Supplies and Materials 20,000

Capital Outlay 4,000

Total - Operations $ 109,300

Total Division of Social Services $ 5,124,500

Total Department of Health &

Social Services $ 5,124,500

Section 4. The amounts herein appropriated shall constitute a supplemental appropriation which shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund from monies not otherwise appropriated. So much of such appropriation as shall remain unexpended and unencumbered as of June 30, 1980, shall revert to the General Fund.

Section 5. Any unemployed, able-bodied person receiving the public assistance provided by this Act shall be required by the Department of Health and Social Services to perform, at no cost to the State, at least 20 hours of public service per month as shall be assigned by the Secretary, or a designated representative. Public service shall be performed in, but not limited to, State service centers, State-funded day care centers, State-funded senior centers, anti-litter and beautification programs, and public housing security.

Approved July 7, 1979