Bill Text: IA HF613 | 2021-2022 | 89th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to the state child care assistance eligibility requirements, and making an appropriation.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 32-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2021-02-18 - Introduced, referred to Human Resources. H.J. 485. [HF613 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2021-HF613-Introduced.html
House File 613 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 613 BY PRICHARD , HANSEN , McCONKEY , COHOON , KURTH , JAMES , KONFRST , B. MEYER , SUNDE , BOHANNAN , HALL , HUNTER , ANDERSON , JUDGE , GJERDE , WILBURN , WESSEL-KROESCHELL , OLSON , MASCHER , JACOBY , EHLERT , CAHILL , WINCKLER , STAED , OLDSON , BROWN-POWERS , THEDE , DONAHUE , FORBES , BENNETT , WOLFE , and STECKMAN A BILL FOR An Act relating to the state child care assistance eligibility 1 requirements, and making an appropriation. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2299YH (4) 89 dg/rh
H.F. 613 Section 1. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES. There is 1 appropriated from the taxpayer relief fund created in section 2 8.57E to the department of human services for the fiscal year 3 beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, an amount 4 sufficient to pay for the difference in raising the child care 5 assistance program monthly income eligibility from one hundred 6 forty-five percent of the federal poverty level to two hundred 7 percent of the federal poverty level. 8 Sec. 2. DIRECTIVE TO DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES —— CHILD 9 CARE ASSISTANCE —— FAMILY INCOME ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. The 10 department of human services shall amend its administrative 11 rules pursuant to chapter 17A to provide income eligibility 12 for state child care assistance, according to family size for 13 children needing basic care, to families whose nonexempt gross 14 monthly income does not exceed two hundred percent of the 15 federal poverty level. 16 EXPLANATION 17 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 18 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 19 This bill relates to the state child care assistance 20 eligibility requirements, and provides for an appropriation. 21 The bill appropriates from the taxpayer relief fund to the 22 department of human services for fiscal year 2021-2022 an 23 amount sufficient to pay for the difference in raising the 24 child care assistance program monthly income eligibility from 25 145 percent of the federal poverty level to 200 percent of the 26 federal poverty level. 27 The bill directs the department of human services to amend 28 its administrative rules to raise the maximum monthly income 29 for eligibility in the child care assistance program from 145 30 percent to 200 percent of the federal poverty level. 31 -1- LSB 2299YH (4) 89 dg/rh 1/ 1
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