Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 12, 1999
Janis Baron (303-866-3523)
TITLE: CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY CONTRACTS UNDER THE COLORADO WORKS PROGRAM.
Summary of Assessment
The bill provides clarification on assessments and individual responsibility contracts (IRCs) under the Colorado Works Program. Assessments prepared prior to the development of an individual responsibility contract apply to participants who are 18 or older, or who are the head of a household. Updated assessments may be conducted at the discretion of the county. IRCs are required for any participant who has been assessed. Additionally, the bill repeals a provision relating to assessments and IRCs for persons who were receiving Aid to Families to Dependent Children prior to the implementation of Temporary Aid to Needy Families. The bill is effective upon signature of the Governor.
The bill provides clarification and technical corrections, and is assessed as having no fiscal impact. State department and county operations for the Colorado Works Program will not be affected by the bill.