SECTION 1: Section 2 of chapter 118 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting at the end of the first paragraph the following sentence:- Notwithstanding chapter 5 of the acts of 1995 or any general or other special law to the contrary, aid shall be provided for each such child or children without regard to whether the child was conceived or born after the parent began receiving aid under this chapter.
SECTION 2. Subsection (a) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995, as amended by section 21 of chapter 158 of the acts of 2014, is hereby amended by striking out the definition of “Child of record.”
SECTION 3. Said section 110 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out subsection (c).
SECTION 4. Clause (3) of subsection (e) of said section 110 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out the words “recipients with a child of record under the age of two years or any child other than the child of record who is under the age of three months,” and inserting in place thereof the following words: -- recipients with a child under the age of two years.
SECTION 5. The first paragraph of subsection (j) of said section 110 of said chapter 5, as amended by section 218 of chapter 149 of the acts of 2004, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: -- The program shall require that the head of household in each such family, or both parents in a 2-parent family, shall participate in work-related activities for 20 hours each week if the youngest child in the family is between the age of 2 and the age at which full time schooling is mandatory, and for 30 hours each week if the youngest child in the family is the age at which full time schooling is mandatory or older.
SECTION 6. Said subsection (j) of said section 110 of said chapter 5, as amended by section 528 of chapter 26 of the acts of 2003, is hereby further amended by striking out the last paragraph.
SECTION 7. The second sentence of section 130 of said chapter 5 is hereby amended by striking out the words “the ineligibility of children born after the child of record for assistance;”.
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