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Bill Detail: SB12-022

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Chamber Senate
Title Maintain Child Care Assistance Working Families
House Sponsors T. Massey (R)
Senate Sponsors S. Williams (D)
Description

Under the current law, when a person receiving child care assistance under the Colorado child care assistance program (CCCAP) is ineligible due to exceeding the income eligibility level adopted by the county department of social services, the county department is strongly encouraged to continue providing child care assistance for 6 months and to work with the person to provide a gradual transition off of the child care assistance. This bill eliminates that permissive 6-month option when a person's income exceeds the county-adopted eligibility level and requires that the county continue to provide child care assistance to the person for a period of 2 years while the person pays a series of incremental increases in the portion of the parental share of the child care.

The bill requires the state board of human services to adopt rules establishing a formula for the scheduled increases in the parental share based on income and on the cost of child care with the goal of the parent becoming more self-sufficient, maintaining stable employment, and taking on more of the cost of child care over the 2-year period. A family that receives child care assistance during the extended 2-year period is required to report any income changes during the 2-year period and is subject to a redetermination of eligibility after the first 12 months.

Date Introduced 00/00/0000
Amendments out of Committee
Bill News None
House Committee Health and Environment
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Status Governor Action - Signed (04/16/2012)
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Link to Fiscal Notes Fiscal Notes (02/20/2012)  
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