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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-378—AUG. 16, 1984

98 STAT. 1329

(6) If the State requests, under subsection (a), waiver of only those requirements under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act as relate to the provision of aid to dependent children in single-parent families, and continues to operate its program of aid to families with dependent children deprived by reason of the unemployment of a parent— (A) the State's proportionate share of the amount specified in paragraph (I)(A) (and only that amount) shall be computed under paragraph (4) by application of the ratio of (i) the amount advanced to the State, under section 403(a)(l) of the Social Security Act for quarters in fiscal years 1984 through 1986 with respect to expenditures in the form of aid to dependent children in single-parent families, to (ii) the amount advanced to all the other States, under section 403(a)(1) and (2) of such Act with respect to such expenditures, rather than by application of the ratio specified in paragraph (4); and (B) part A of title IV of such Act shall continue to apply to the State's program of aid to families with dependent children deprived by reason of the unemplo3ment of a parent; except that section 403(a)(3) shall not apply during the period that, or in the part or parts of the State where, the Initiative is in effect, (d)(1) The State may cease to conduct the Initiative under this section and (if it so chooses) return to the administration of its plans approved under part A and part D of title IV of the Social Security Act upon the provision to the Secretary of at least 3 months advance notice (or such greater advance notice as may be necessary so that administration of such plans will resume at the beginning of a quarter in the fiscal year). (2) The Secretary may terminate approval of the Initiative upon the giving of at least 3 months advance, notice (or such greater advance notice as may be necessary as specified in paragraph (1)) to the State if it is determined that the financial well-being of children in the State (or county or counties involved) would be better achieved by the operation of programs under part A and part D of title IV of the Social Security Act. (e) This section shall be in effect for quarters beginning after September 30, 1986, and ending before October 1, 1994. SENSE OF THE CONGRESS THAT STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS SHOULD FOCUS ON THE PROBLEMS OF CHILD CUSTODY, CHILD SUPPORT, AND RELATED DOMESTIC ISSUES

SEC. 23. (a) The Congress finds that— (1) the divorce rate in the United States has reached alarming proportions and the number of children being raised in single parent families has grown accordingly; (2) there is a critical lack of child support enforcement, which Congress has undertaken to address through the child support enforcement program; (3) Congress is strengthening that program to recognize the needs of all children; (4) related domestic issues, such as visitation rights and child custody, are often intricately intertwined with the child support problem and have received inadequate consideration; and (5) these related issues remain within the jurisdiction of State and local governments, but have a critical impact on the health and welfare of the children of the Nation.

42 USC 60i.

42 USC 603.

42 USC 601. 42 USC 603.

42 USC 60i, 651.

Effective date.