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HF 1057

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/02/2015 04:47pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to health and human services; modifying child care assistance program
provider rates; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section
119B.13, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 119B.13, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Subsidy restrictions.

(a) Beginning deleted text begin February 3, 2014deleted text end new text begin July 1, 2015new text end ,
the maximum rate paid for child care assistance in any county or county price cluster under
the child care fund shall be the greater of the deleted text begin 25thdeleted text end new text begin 50thnew text end percentile of the deleted text begin 2011deleted text end new text begin most recent
new text end child care provider rate survey or the maximum rate effective November 28, 2011.
The commissioner may: (1) assign a county with no reported provider prices to a similar
price cluster; and (2) consider county level access when determining final price clusters.

(b) A rate which includes a special needs rate paid under subdivision 3 may be in
excess of the maximum rate allowed under this subdivision.

(c) The department shall monitor the effect of this paragraph on provider rates. The
county shall pay the provider's full charges for every child in care up to the maximum
established. The commissioner shall determine the maximum rate for each type of care
on an hourly, full-day, and weekly basis, including special needs and disability care. The
maximum payment to a provider for one day of care must not exceed the daily rate. The
maximum payment to a provider for one week of care must not exceed the weekly rate.

(d) Child care providers receiving reimbursement under this chapter must not be
paid activity fees or an additional amount above the maximum rates for care provided
during nonstandard hours for families receiving assistance.

(e) When the provider charge is greater than the maximum provider rate allowed,
the parent is responsible for payment of the difference in the rates in addition to any
family co-payment fee.

(f) All maximum provider rates changes shall be implemented on the Monday
following the effective date of the maximum provider rate.

(g) Notwithstanding Minnesota Rules, part 3400.0130, subpart 7, maximum
registration fees in effect on January 1, 2013, shall remain in effect.

new text end

new text begin (a) $270,000,000 is appropriated for the biennium beginning on July 1, 2015, from
the general fund to the commissioner of human services for the purposes of the child
care assistance programs under Minnesota Statutes, sections 119B.03 and 119B.05. This
appropriation is ongoing and is added to the base.
new text end

new text begin (b) Of the amount appropriated in paragraph (a), $....... is for the child care provider
reimbursement rate increase under Minnesota Statutes, section 119B.13, subdivision 1,
and $....... is to provide assistance to additional families under Minnesota Statutes, section
new text end