IN SB0398 | 2019 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-1)
Status: Introduced on January 14 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-18 - Senator Ford J.D. added as coauthor
Pending: Senate Appropriations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [PDF]

Summary

Adoption subsidy payments. Requires, with exceptions, the department of child services (department) to: (1) enter into an agreement with each adoptive parent of a child with special needs who is eligible for an adoption subsidy to provide an adoption subsidy for the child; and (2) allocate to the adoption assistance account funds necessary to make the adoption subsidy payments. Prohibits the department from terminating an adoption subsidy agreement with adoptive parents due to insufficient funds in the adoption assistance account. Provides that the amount of adoption subsidy payments may not be less than an amount equal to 50% of the amount that would be payable by the department for the monthly cost of care of the adopted child in a foster family home at the time the adoption subsidy agreement is made or the subsidy is payable under the terms of the agreement, whichever is greater. Makes conforming changes.

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Title

Adoption subsidy payments. Requires, with exceptions, the department of child services (department) to: (1) enter into an agreement with each adoptive parent of a child with special needs who is eligible for an adoption subsidy to provide an adoption subsidy for the child; and (2) allocate to the adoption assistance account funds necessary to make the adoption subsidy payments. Prohibits the department from terminating an adoption subsidy agreement with adoptive parents due to insufficient funds in the adoption assistance account. Provides that the amount of adoption subsidy payments may not be less than an amount equal to 50% of the amount that would be payable by the department for the monthly cost of care of the adopted child in a foster family home at the time the adoption subsidy agreement is made or the subsidy is payable under the terms of the agreement, whichever is greater. Makes conforming changes.

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Roll Calls

2019-02-18 - Senate - Senate - Committee Vote (Y: 7 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-02-18SenateSenator Ford J.D. added as coauthor
2019-02-18SenateSenator Breaux added as coauthor
2019-02-18SenateSenator Ford Jon added as second author
2019-02-18SenateSenator Ford Jon removed as coauthor
2019-02-18SenateCommittee report: amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
2019-02-14SenateSenator Randolph added as coauthor
2019-01-14SenateSenator Ford Jon added as coauthor
2019-01-14SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Family and Children Services
2019-01-14SenateAuthored by Senator Niezgodski

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