Families eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are required to assign their rights to child support to the state in order to receive TANF benefits. States may keep the child support payments, or pass them on to the parent who has custody, usually a mother. This bill will require the state to pass through at least a portion of child support to TANF recipients. Bill info: HB 1136 and SB 5144
Update as of 3/1/19: Both bills passed out of their respective policy committees with unanimous votes, but unfortunately, they did not make it out of their respective fiscal committees before the March 1st cutoff. Neither bill will progress this session.