US SB1651 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)
Status: Introduced on May 23 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-05-23 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act of 2019 This bill expands the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to include the hiring of qualified foster care transition youth. (The WOTC permits employers who hire individuals who are members of a targeted group [e.g., qualified veterans, ex-felons, SSI recipients] to claim a tax credit equal to a portion of the wages paid to those individuals.) A "qualified foster care transition youth" is any individual who is certified by the designated local agency as (1) not having attained age 27 as of the hiring date, and (2) as having been in foster care after attaining the age specified in provisions of the Social Security Act related to the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood (currently 18 years of age).

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Title

Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act of 2019

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-05-23SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Same As/Similar To

HB2964 (Related) 2019-05-23 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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