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HF 1196

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/21/2005

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; creating a child care
assistance provider reimbursement rate grant program;
appropriating money.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginCHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROVIDER REIMBURSEMENT
RATE GRANT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Purpose and establishment. new text end

new text begin The
commissioner of human services shall establish a child care
assistance provider reimbursement rate grant program for the
purpose of allowing certain providers to be reimbursed at rates
above the 75th percentile of the market rate as established by
the most current market rate survey under Minnesota Statutes,
section 119B.13, and published by the Department of Human
Services. These providers must be reimbursed at a rate more
closely aligned with the actual cost of care in order to
maintain child care capacity in nonmetropolitan areas of
Minnesota. For purposes of this section, "nonmetropolitan"
means all Minnesota counties with the exceptions of Anoka,
Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Olmsted, Ramsey, St. Louis, Scott,
Stearns, and Washington Counties.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Provider eligibility. new text end

new text begin (a) A child care center
or facility providing legal child care services as defined under
Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.03, is eligible for the grant
program established under this section if the center or facility
is limited to reimbursement at or less than $160 per week for
any age category, as published by the Department of Human
Services, for services provided to families receiving child care
assistance under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 119B.
new text end

new text begin (b) A licensed family child care home providing legal child
care services as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section
245A.03, is eligible for the grant program established under
this section if the individual is limited to reimbursement at or
less than $115 per week for any age category, as published by
the Department of Human Services, for services provided to
families receiving child care assistance under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 119B.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Application procedure. new text end

new text begin Child care providers may
apply to the commissioner of human services, or the
commissioner's designee, for the child care assistance provider
reimbursement rate grant program on the forms and according to
the timelines established by the commissioner. The
commissioner, or the commissioner's designee, has 30 calendar
days from the date of receipt of an application to notify the
applicant of the eligibility determination.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Provider reimbursement rates. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 119B.13, subdivision 1, and Laws
2003, First Special Session chapter 14, article 9, section 34,
and to the extent funds are available, the commissioner of human
services or the counties shall reimburse child care providers
who the commissioner or the commissioner's designee has
determined eligible under subdivision 2, for care provided to
families receiving child care assistance under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 119B, at a rate that is the lesser of (1) the
rate charged to private pay families, or (2) the 100th
percentile of the most current market rate survey.
Notwithstanding any law or rule to the contrary, providers under
this section may be reimbursed on a half-day basis. Grant
program reimbursements to providers under this section may be
made retroactive to the day following final enactment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Appropriations. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this
subdivision are appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of human services for the fiscal years designated
for the child care assistance provider reimbursement rate grant
program:
new text end

new text begin $....... new text end new text begin ..... new text end new text begin 2005
new text end

new text begin $....... new text end new text begin ..... new text end new text begin 2006
new text end

new text begin $....... new text end new text begin ..... new text end new text begin 2007
new text end

new text begin Any balance the first year does not cancel but is available
in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6.new text end

new text beginSunset date.new text end

new text beginThe grant program under this
section sunsets on June 30, 2007.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day
following final enactment.
new text end