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WELFARE. INITIATIVE STATUTE. This measure amends and adds statutory provisions that would: (1) Provide that boards of supervisors, effective July 1, 1985, shall require welfare recipients to work as a condition of relief. (2) Provide that the State, after July 1, 1986, will not provide welfare payments (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) that are higher than the average such payments made by the nine next most populous states, and that, effective July 1, 1985, such payments will be reduced by one-half the amount California exceeded the nine next most populous states in 1983-84. Makes other changes. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: They are unable to estimate the fiscal effects of the requirement that welfare recipients work as a condition of receiving relief because the measure does not specify several matters required to make such an estimate. In general, the measure would result in unknown costs to the counties to administer the work requirement and unknown savings to the state, federal, and county governments to the extent welfare is reduced. They estimate the limit on Aid to Families with Dependent Children would result in savings in excess of $250 million to the state, $300 million to the federal government, and $25 million to counties during 1985-86; and $500 million to the state, $625 million to the federal government, and $50 million to counties in 1986-87.
Raymond H. Waters, 2340 Barcelona Way, Sacramento, Ca 95825
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Welfare. California Initiative 320 (1983).