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H.R. 2128: Tribal TANF Fairness Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 8, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2128

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 8, 2019

(for himself, Ms. Moore, and Mr. Kind) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to clarify the authority of tribal governments in regard to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Tribal TANF Fairness Act of 2019.

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Self-determination authority

Section 412 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 612) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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Rule of interpretation

Notwithstanding subsection (e)(1), a tribal government (including a tribal government participating in an intertribal consortium) may lease land held in trust or in fee, at a fair market rate (as verified by an independent appraisal prepared in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice), for the administration of a tribal family assistance grant by the tribal government or the intertribal consortium.

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