Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/18/1994 01:39 PM HES

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 CHAIRMAN RIEGER introduced  SJR 48  (FEDERAL IMPEDIMENTS TO WELFARE           
 REFORM) as the next order of business before the committee.                   
                                                                               
 SENATOR LEMAN pointed out that his sponsor statement was in the               
 committee's packet.  He explained that SJR 48 asks Congress to                
 modify federal laws regarding the rules of the welfare system.                
 SJR 48 would grant more flexibility to the state.  He mentioned the           
 100 hour rule, earned income disregard and the auto allowance.  He            
 suggested that SJR 48 be moved on.                                            
                                                                               
 SENATOR SALO expressed concern that the resolution seems general.             
                                                                               
 SENATOR LEMAN said that it was made general somewhat intentionally.           
 He felt that it could be made specific.  He stated that the goal is           
 to have more income in the pockets of individuals and ultimately              
 eliminating the government providing that income.  He indicated               
 that they want to restructure the program in order to accomplish              
 those goals.  He thought that they could be more specific in what             
 they wanted done.                                                             
                                                                               
 SENATOR MILLER moved SJR 48 out of committee with individual                  
 recommendations and the accompanying fiscal notes.  Hearing no                
 objections, it was so ordered.                                                

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