H.R. 1720 (100th): Family Support Act of 1988

A bill to replace the existing AFDC program with a new Family Support Program which emphasizes work, child support, and need-based family support supplements, to amend title IV of the Social Security Act to encourage and assist needy children and parents under the new program to obtain the education, training, and employment needed to avoid long-term welfare dependence, and to make other necessary improvements to assure that the new program will be more effective in achieving its objectives.

Overview

Introduced:

Mar 19, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 13, 1988

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 13, 1988.

Law:

Pub.L. 100-485

Sponsor:

Harold Ford

Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 13, 1988

History

Mar 19, 1987
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 10, 1987
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Dec 16, 1987
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jun 16, 1988
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Sep 29, 1988
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report.

Oct 13, 1988
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 13, 1988
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

H.R. 1720 (100th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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