Bill Text: IN SB0398 | 2019 | Regular Session | Amended

Bill 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.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-18 - Senator Ford J.D. added as coauthor [SB0398 Detail]

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