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LB 842: Extend Vocational Training in ADC Program

As introduced: The bill extends the option of having vocational training count as a work activity for participants in the Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) Program through December 2016.

As amended:  The bill extends vocational training options in ADC and also requires and annual report from the Department of Health and Human Services in December to the Legislature and the Governor on outcomes for individuals who elect this option.

Introducing Senator(s): Harms (priority)

Committee: Health and Human Services Committee

Committee Hearing Date: February 15, 2012

Current Status: Approved by the Governor on April 6, 2012

Estimated Fiscal Impact:  No estimated fiscal impact.

Voices for Children Position:  Support

Voices for Children supported this bill because it extends provisions that allow ADC participants to complete activities aimed at encouraging long-term financial stability.  This option could potentially allow more low-income parents to improve the financial circumstances of their family.

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