SB 116: "An Act relating to the Alaska temporary assistance program; and providing for an effective date."

00 SENATE BILL NO. 116 01 "An Act relating to the Alaska temporary assistance program; and providing for an 02 effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 47.27.025(c) is amended to read: 05 (c) The department shall, for the months of July, August, and September, 06 reduce by 50 percent the maximum assistance for which the family is otherwise 07 eligible if the family's eligibility for assistance is based on AS 47.27.010(4), unless 08 the second needy parent is determined, under regulations of the department, to 09 be physically or mentally unable to perform gainful activity [THE 10 UNEMPLOYMENT OF THE FAMILY'S PRINCIPAL WAGE EARNER]. 11 However, if the commissioner determines that temporary economic conditions have 12 resulted in decreased employment opportunities during those months and a reduction 13 in assistance would impose an undue hardship on a family, the department may waive 14 application of this subsection with respect to that family.

01 * Sec. 2. AS 47.27.015(f) and 47.27.030(c)(2) are repealed. 02 * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 03 read: 04 TRANSITION: REGULATIONS. Notwithstanding sec. 5 of this Act, the 05 Department of Health and Social Services may immediately proceed to adopt regulations 06 necessary to implement the changes made by this Act. The regulations take effect under 07 AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act), but not before the effective date of the statutory 08 change. 09 * Sec. 4. Sections 1 and 3 of this Act take effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c). 10 * Sec. 5. Except as provided in sec. 4 of this Act, this Act takes effect July 1, 2001.