Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on January 21, 2015 To withhold welfare benefits from a household with children who are persistently truant from school. A truant child age 16 and above could be removed from the household. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on January 21, 2015
Reported in the House on March 18, 2015 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Frank Liberati (D) on March 25, 2015 To require a child of any age who is persistently truant to be removed from a household on welfare.
Amendment offered by Rep. Alberta Tinsley Talabi (D) on March 25, 2015 To require the state welfare agency to "attempt to resolve" a truancy issue with a household on welfare, make exceptions if there is good cause for persistent truancy, and provide an appeal process.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 25, 2015
Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young, II (D) on May 26, 2015 To repeal a 48 month cap on cash welfare payments. This cap does not apply to other forms of welfare, including food stamps, housing subsidies, heating subsidies, health care subsidies (Medicaid), etc.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on May 26, 2015