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HF 3194

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 06/21/2017 11:01am

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying the at-home infant care program;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 119B.035,
subdivisions 1, 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 119B.035, subdivision 1, is amended to
read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

A family in which a parent provides care for the
family's infant child may receive a subsidy in lieu of assistance if the family: (1) is eligible
for or is receiving assistance under the basic sliding fee program; and (2) is unable to find
a child care provider accepting infants, as verified by the county
. An eligible family must
meet the eligibility factors under section 119B.09, except as provided in subdivision 4,
and the requirements of this section. Subject to federal match and maintenance of effort
requirements for the child care and development fund, and up to available appropriations,
the commissioner shall provide assistance under the at-home infant child care program
and for administrative costs associated with the program. At the end of a fiscal year, the
commissioner may carry forward any unspent funds under this section to the next fiscal
year within the same biennium for assistance under the basic sliding fee program.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 119B.035, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Eligible families.

A family with an infant under the age of one year is
eligible for assistance if:

(1) the family is not receiving MFIP, other cash assistance, or other child care
assistance;

(2) the family has not previously received a lifelong total of 12 months of assistance
under this section; and

(3) the family is participating in the basic sliding fee program or provides verification
of participating in an authorized activity at the time of application and meets the program
requirements; and

(4) the family is unable to find a child care provider accepting infants, as verified
by the county
.

Sec. 3. APPROPRIATION; AT-HOME INFANT CHILD CARE PROGRAM.

$3,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of human services for purposes of the at-home infant child care program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 119B.035. This appropriation is added to the base.

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