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First Regular Session of the 119th


H.P. 1258 - L.D. 1812

Resolve, to Require the Development of a Basic Needs Budget

     Sec. 1. Resolve 1997, c. 36, §1, last sentence, amended. Resolved: That Resolve 1997, c. 36, §1, last sentence, is amended to read:

The report must include information on poverty among children and adults, regional differences in poverty rates and indicators, conditions responsible for changes from the prior year, expectations for the coming year and the economic condition of the State's communities.; and be it further

     Sec. 2. Resolve 1997, c. 36, §2, enacted. Resolved: That Resolve 1997, c. 36, §2, is enacted to read:

     Sec. 2. Basic needs budget. Resolved: That the Executive Department, State Planning Office, in cooperation with the Department of Human Services, shall develop and publish an annual basic needs budget for a single parent with 2 children that includes the following expenditure categories: housing, transportation, child care, health care insurance and out-of-pocket health care expenses, clothing, food, personal care and recreation. This annual basic needs budget must include a brief description of the expense assumptions used for each of the expenditure categories and a calculation of the annual, monthly, weekly and hourly income needed to meet this basic needs budget.

Effective September 18, 1999, unless otherwise indicated.

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