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House Bill 1415

House Bill 1415

ARCHIVE (2013)

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Ineligibility for TANF assistance for truancy. Provides that a recipient of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) assistance or a dependent child who receives TANF assistance who has more than 10 unexcused absences during a school year is ineligible for TANF assistance until the recipient or child completes a semester of school in which the recipient or child does not have more than 10 unexcused absences. Requires a recipient or a parent or essential person who receives TANF on behalf of a dependent child to provide the name of the school that the recipient or dependent child attends and consent to the release of school attendance records. Requires: (1) the division of family resources to provide each public school and accredited nonpublic school in which a recipient or dependent child is enrolled with certain information; and (2) a school to notify the division upon the occurrence of certain events regarding the recipient or dependent child. Requires a parent or essential person of a dependent child to attend a teacher conference concerning the child annually. Provides that a dependent child is ineligible for TANF assistance until the beginning of the next school year if the parent or essential person fails to attend the teacher conference. Removes and relocates provisions that: (1) require recipients of TANF assistance and dependent children who receive TANF assistance to attend school if they are subject to the compulsory education law; and (2) require the director of the division of family resources, in consultation with the department of education, to adopt rules to establish a definition for the term "unexcused absence". Repeals provisions that: (1) provide that the TANF assistance of a recipient or dependent child is subject to
Current Status:
In Committee - first House
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