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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2360

PUBLIC LAW 100-485—OCT. 13, 1988

writing, of the individual's option to end the sanction by terminating such failure; and "(iv) no sanction shall be imposed under this subparagraph— "(I) on the basis of the refusal of an individual described in subparagraph (C)(iiiXH) to accept employment, if the employment would require such individual to work more than 20 hours a week, or "(11) on the basis of the refusal of an individual to participate in the program or accept employment, if child care (or day care for any incapacitated individual living in the same home as a dependent child) is necessary for an individual to participate in the program or accept employment, such care is not available, and the State agency fails to provide such care; and "(H) the State agency may require a participant in the program to accept a job only if such agency assures that the family of such participant will experience no net loss of cash income resulting from acceptance of the job; and any costs incurred by the State agency as a result of this subparagraph shall be treated as expenditures with respect to which section 403(a)(l) or 403(a)(2) applies;", (b) ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF PROGRAM,—Title IV of such Act is further amended by adding at the end the following new part: "PART F — J O B OPPORTUNITIES AND BASIC SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAM "PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS

42 USC 681.

"SEC. 481. (a) PURPOSE.—It is the purpose of this part to assure that needy families with children obtain the education, training, and employment that will help them avoid long-term welfare dependence. (b) MEANING OF TERMS.—Except to the extent otherwise specifically indicated, terms used in this part shall have the meanings given them in or under part A. "ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF STATE PROGRAMS

42 USC 682.



SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS.—(I)(A) As a Condition of its participation in the program of aid to families with dependent children under part A, each State shall establish and operate a job opportunities and basic skills training program (in this part referred to as the 'program') under a plan approved by the Secretary as meeting all of the requirements of this part and section 402(a)(19), and shall, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary, periodically (but not less frequently than every 2 years) review and update its plan and submit the updated plan for approval by the Secretary. "(B) A State plan for establishing and operating the program must describe how the State intends to implement the program during the period covered by the plan, and must indicate, through crossreferences to the appropriate provisions of this part and part A, that the program will be operated in accordance with such provision of law. In addition, such plan must contain (i) an estimate of the