as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2019 04:14pm
A bill for an act
relating to human services; extending child care assistance program eligibility
restrictions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 119B.09, subdivision 9;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 119B.09, subdivision 9a.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 119B.09, subdivision 9, is amended to read:
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a child care center. Licensed and legal nonlicensed family child care providers and their
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subsidies under this chapter for their own children or children in their family during the
hours they are providing child carenew text beginnew text end deleted text beginordeleted text end being paid to provide child carenew text beginnew text end. Child care providers and their employees
are eligible to receive child care assistance subsidies for their children when they are engaged
in other activities that meet the requirements of this chapter and for which child care
assistance can be paid. The hours for which the provider or their employee receives a child
care subsidy for their own children must not overlap with the hours the provider provides
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Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 19-3676
(a) A child care center may receive authorizations for 25 or fewer children who are dependents of the center's employees. If a child care center is authorized for more than 25 children who are dependents of center employees, the county cannot authorize additional dependents of an employee until the number of children falls below 25.
(b) Funds paid to providers during the period of time when a center is authorized for more than 25 children who are dependents of center employees must not be treated as overpayments under section 119B.11, subdivision 2a, due to noncompliance with this subdivision.
(c) Nothing in this subdivision precludes the commissioner from conducting fraud investigations relating to child care assistance, imposing sanctions, and obtaining monetary recovery as otherwise provided by law.