BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1183
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
11:11 AM -- HB 16-1183
Senator Crowder, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1183. The bill makes changes to align state law on eligibility for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) with federal law. Specifically, if an eligible participant's income rises above the level set by the county to deny child care assistance during the twelve-month eligibility period, the county must continue providing the child care subsidy until the next twelve-month redetermination period.
During the subsequent redetermination period, if the participant's income level exceeds the allowable level to qualify for assistance, the county may deny the participant by immediately notifying them that they are no longer eligible. The county must provide no less than 90 days and is encouraged to provide six months of the subsidy while the participant makes other child care arrangements. If the participant's income exceeds the maximum federal eligibility level at any point, no child care assistance is to be provided.
11:13 AM -- Bill Jaeger, Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Jaeger responded to the questions from the committee.
11:21 AM -- Brian Conly, Colorado Department of Human Service, testified in support the bill. Mr. Conly responded to the questions from the committee.
Committee discussion continued about the provisions of the bill and the process used to redetermine eligibility for the child care assistance program.
Senator Lundberg laid the bill over.