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H.R. 3074 (ih) To repeal the Federal estate and gift taxes and the alternative minimum tax on individuals and corporations. [Introduced in House] ...
Union Calendar No. 263 106th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3073 [Report No. 106-424, Part I] _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to provide for grants for projects designed to promote responsible fatherhood, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ November 5, 1999 The Committee on Education and the Workforce discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed Union Calendar No. 263 106th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3073 [Report No. 106-424, Part I] To amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to provide for grants for projects designed to promote responsible fatherhood, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 14, 1999 Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut (for herself, Mr. Cardin, Mr. English, Mr. Lewis of Kentucky, Mr. Matsui, Mr. Foley, Mr. McCrery, Mr. Stark, Mr. Camp, Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Coyne, and Mr. Thomas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned October 28, 1999 Reported from the Committee on Ways and Means with an amendment [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic] October 28, 1999 Referral to the Committee on Education and the Workforce extended for a period ending not later than November 5, 1999 November 5, 1999 Additional sponsors: Ms. Carson, Mr. Shaw, and Mr. Gillmor November 5, 1999 The Committee on Education and the Workforce discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed [For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on October 14, 1999] _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to provide for grants for projects designed to promote responsible fatherhood, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Fathers Count Act of 1999''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. TITLE I--FATHERHOOD GRANT PROGRAM Sec. 101. Fatherhood grants. TITLE II--FATHERHOOD PROJECTS OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE Sec. 201. Fatherhood projects of national significance. TITLE III--WELFARE-TO-WORK PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY Sec. 301. Flexibility in eligibility for participation in welfare-to- work program. Sec. 302. Limited vocational educational training included as allowable activity. Sec. 303. Certain grantees authorized to provide employment services directly. Sec. 304. Simplification and coordination of reporting requirements. Sec. 305. Use of State information to aid administration of welfare-to- work formula grant funds. TITLE IV--ALTERNATIVE PENALTY PROCEDURE RELATING TO STATE DISBURSEMENT UNITS Sec. 401. Alternative penalty procedure relating to State disbursement units. TITLE V--FINANCING PROVISIONS Sec. 501. Use of new hire information to assist in collection of defaulted student loans and grants. Sec. 502. Elimination of set-aside of portion of welfare-to-work funds for successful performance bonus. TITLE VI--MISCELLANEOUS Sec. 601. Change dates for evaluation. Sec. 602. Report on undistributed child support payments. Sec. 603. Sense of the Congress. Sec. 604. Additional funding for welfare evaluation study. Sec. 605. Training in child abuse and neglect proceedings. Sec. 606. Use of new hire information to assist in administration of unemployment compensation programs. Sec. 607. Immigration provisions. TITLE I--FATHERHOOD GRANT PROGRAM SEC. 101. FATHERHOOD GRANTS. (a) In General.--Part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601-679b) is amended by inserting after section 403 the following: ``SEC. 403A. FATHERHOOD PROGRAMS. ``(a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to make grants available to public and private entities for projects designed to-- ``(1) promote marriage through counseling, mentoring, disseminating information about the advantages of marriage, enhancing relationship skills, teaching how to control aggressive behavior, and other methods; ``(2) promote successful parenting through counseling, mentoring, disseminating information about good parenting practices including family planning, training parents in money management, encouraging child support payments, encouraging regular visitation between fathers and their children, and other methods; and ``(3) help fathers and their families avoid or leave cash welfare provided by the program under part A and improve their economic status by providing work first services, job search, job training, subsidized employment, career-advancing education, job retention, job enhancement, and other methods. ``(b) Fatherhood Grants.-- ``(1) Applications.--An entity desiring a grant to carry out a project described in subsection (a) may submit to the Secretary an application that contains the following: ``(A) A description of the project and how the project will be carried out. ``(B) A description of how the project will address all 3 of the purposes of this section. ``(C) A written commitment by the entity that the project will allow an individual to participate in the project only if the individual is-- ``(i) a father of a child who is, or within the past 24 months has been, a recipient of assistance or services under a State program funded under this part; ``(ii) a father, including an expectant or married father, whose income (net of court- ordered child support) is less than 150 percent of the poverty line (as defined in section 673(2) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, including any revision required by such section, applicable to a family of the size involved); or ``(iii) a parent referred to in paragraph (3)(A)(iii). ``(D) A written commitment by the entity that the entity will provide for the project, from funds obtained from non-Federal sources, amounts (including in-kind contributions) equal in value to-- ``(i) 20 percent of the amount of any grant made to the entity under this subsection; or ``(ii) such lesser percentage as the Secretary deems appropriate (which shall be not less than 10 percent) of such amount, if the application demonstrates that there are circumstances that limit the ability of the entity to raise funds or obtain resources. ``(2) Consideration of applications by interagency panels.-- ``(A) First panel.-- ``(i) Establishment.--There is established a panel to be known as the `Fatherhood Grants Recommendations Panel' (in this subparagraph referred to as the `Panel'). ``(ii) Membership.-- ``(I) In general.--The Panel shall be composed of 10 members, as follows: ``(aa) 2 members of the Panel shall be appointed by the Secretary. ``(bb) 2 members of the Panel shall be appointed by the Secretary of Labor. ``(cc) 2 members of the Panel shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives. ``(dd) 1 member of the Panel shall be appointed by the ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives. ``(ee) 2 members of the Panel shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Senate. ``(ff) 1 member of the Panel shall be appointed by the ranking minority member of the Committee on Finance of the Senate. ``(II) Conflicts of interest.--An individual shall not be eligible to serve on the Panel if such service would pose a conflict of interest for the individual. ``(III) Timing of appointments.-- The appointment of members to the Panel shall be completed not later than March 1, 2000. ``(iii) Duties.-- ``(I) Review and make recommendations on project applications.--The Panel shall review all applications submitted pursuant to paragraph (1), and make recommendations to the Secretary regarding which applicants should be awarded grants under this subsection, with due regard for the provisions of paragraph (3), but shall not recommend that a project be awarded such a grant if the application describing the project does not attempt to meet the requirement of paragraph (1)(B). ``(II) Timing.--The Panel shall make such recommendations not later than September 1, 2000. ``(iv) Term of office.--Each member appointed to the Panel shall serve for the life of the Panel. ``(v) Prohibition on compensation.--Members of the Panel may not receive pay, allowances, or benefits by reason of their service on the Panel. ``(vi) Travel expenses.--Each member of the Panel shall receive travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in accordance with sections 5702 and 5703 of title 5, United States Code. ``(vii) Meetings.--The Panel shall meet as often as is necessary to complete the business of the Panel. ``(viii) Chairperson.--The Chairperson of the Panel shall be designated by the Secretary at the time of appointment. ``(ix) Staff of federal agencies.--The Secretary may detail any personnel of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Labor may detail any personnel of the Department of Labor to the Panel to assist
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