ERIC Number: ED196552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-23
Reference Count: N/A
Adoption Assistance, Child Welfare, and Social Services. Conference Report (to Accompany H.R. 3434). House of Representatives Report, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
The first part of this report of the U.S. House of Representatives presents the text of the "Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980." The Act consists of three parts: Title I: Foster Care and Adoption Assistance; Title II: Social Services; and Title III: Other Social Security Act Provisions. Objectives of the Act are to (1) amend the Social Security Act; (2) make needed improvements in the child welfare and social services programs; (3) strengthen and improve the program of Federal support for foster care of needy and dependent children; and (4) establish a program of Federal support to encourage adoptions of children with special needs. Sections of Title I cover Federal payments for foster care and adoption assistance; Federal payments for dependent children voluntarily placed in foster care; and child welfare services. Subsections of Title II focus on the financing of social services and the permanent extension of specified provisions. Title III reports additional permanent provisions, incentives to report earnings, provisions for prorating shelter allowance, services for disabled children, incentives for States to collect child support obligations and other provisions. The second part of the report indicates (1) areas of disagreement between House and Senate versions of the Act and (2) agreements reached in conference for Title I, Title II, Title III and Title IV-B. Provisions deleted in conference are also listed. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security Act