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H.R. 5947 (114th): Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act of 2016

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 7, 2016 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5947

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 7, 2016

(for himself, Mr. Reichert, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, and Mr. Reed) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include foster care transition youth as members of targeted groups for purposes of the work opportunity credit.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act of 2016.

2.

Inclusion of foster care transition youth for purposes of work opportunity credit

(a)

In general

Section 51(d)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking or at the end of subparagraph (I), by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (J) and inserting , or, and by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(K)

a qualified foster care transition youth.

.

(b)

Qualified foster care transition youth defined

Section 51(d) of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(16)

Qualified foster care transition youth

The term qualified foster care transition youth means any individual who is certified by the designated local agency as—

(A)

not having attained age 27 as of the hiring date, and

(B)

having been in foster care (within the meaning of section 477 of the Social Security Act), after attaining the younger of—

(i)

age 16, and

(ii)

the age specified in subsection (a)(7) of such section.

.

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to individuals who begin work for the employer after the date of the enactment of this Act.