102 STAT. 2394 42 USC 607.
PUBLIC LAW 100-485—OCT. 13, 1988
(B) Section 407(b) of such Act is amended by striking "(b) The provisions" and all that follows through "(1) requires" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(b) In providing for the provision of aid to families with dependent children under the State's plan approved under section 402, in the case of families that include dependent children within the meaning of subsection (a) of this section, as required by section 402(a)(41), the State's plan— "(1) shall require". (C) Section 4O70t>X2) of such Act is amended by striking "provides—" and inserting in lieu thereof "shall provide—". (b) STATE FLEXIBILITY IN STRUCTURING TWO-PARENT FAMILY PRO-
GRAM.—(1) Section 407(b) of such Act (as amended by subsection (a) of this section) is amended— (A)(i) by inserting "(1)" after "(b)"; (ii) by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively; (iii) by redesignating subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) of such paragraph (1) as clauses (i), (ii), and (iii), respectively; (iv) by redesignating subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), and (D) of such paragraph (2) as clauses (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv), respectively; and (v) by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) of subparagraph (C) of both such paragraphs (1) and (2) as subclauses (I) and (II), respectively; (B) in paragraph (I)(A) (as so redesignated by subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, and as amended by subsection (a)(2)(A) of this section before such redesignation), by inserting "subject to paragraph (2)," before "shall require"; and (C) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(2)(A) In carrying out the program under this section, a State may design its program to reflect the individual needs of the State and to emphasize education, training, and employment services for unemployed parents and their spouses who are eligible for aid to families with dependent children by reason of this section, to the extent provided under this paragraph. "(B)(i) Subject to clauses (ii) and (iii), with respect to the requirement under section 402(a)(41), a State may, at its option, limit the number of months with respect to which a family receives aid to families with dependent children to the extent determined appropriate by the State for the operation of its program under this section. "(iiXD A State may not limit the number of months under clause (i) for which a family may receive aid to families with dependent children unless it provides in its plan assurances to the Secretary that it has a program (that meets such requirements as the Secretary may in regulation prescribe) for providing education, training, and employment services (including any activity authorized under section 402(a)(19) or under part F) in order to assist parents of children described in subsection (a) in preparing for and obtaining employment. "(II) In exercising the option under clause (i), a State plan may not provide for the denial of aid to families with dependent children to a family otherwise eligible for such aid for any month unless the family has received such aid (on the basis of the unemployment of the parent who is the principal earner) in at least 6 of the preceding 12 months. < -;