House and Senate Democrats have introduced a package of bills collectively referred to as the 2022 Delaware Momnibus. These bills address maternal and infant health, and specifically child and maternal mortality, doulas, incarcerated pregnant persons, and aid to new parents. We will be profiling these bills over the next two days.
The second bill is House Bill 341, which would require that the state exempt pregnant persons and the parent or other relative primary caregiver of a child six months of age or younger from Temporary Aid to Needy Family (TANF) work, education and training requirements. Individuals receiving TANF assistance typically have to comply with several requirements.
This bill would provide some relief for expectant and new parents.
|House Bill 341 Sponsors||Yes Votes||No Votes|
|Minor-Brown, Dorsey Walker, Heffernan, Baumbach, Bolden, Morrison, Wilson-Anton|
|Gay, Lockman, McBride, Townsend, Hansen, Sokola|
|Current Status: House Health & Human Development 3/16/22|
Sen. Kyle Evans Gay: “As mothers, both Rep. Minor-Brown and I know that the months following a pregnancy can be tumultuous and exhausting. HB 341 gives TANF recipients the time they need to recover and get back on their feet after a pregnancy without penalty.”