Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
December 8, 1998
Janis Baron (303-866-3523)
TITLE: CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF CASH ASSISTANCE FOR PURPOSES OF THE COLORADO WORKS PROGRAM.
Summary of Legislation
The bill adds to the list of definitions under the Colorado Works Programs, the term "cash assistance". Cash assistance is assistance provided to or on behalf of a program participant, but does not include:
• services having no direct monetary value;
• services that do not involve direct or indirect income support; and
• one-time short-term assistance paid for a period of 90 days or less.
The bill provides clarification by defining an additional term for purposes of the Colorado Works Program. It is assessed as having no fiscal impact. The bill includes an effective date of July 1, 1999.