As introduced: In 2011, provider rates in the child care subsidy program were frozen for through 2013 with the limitation that they could not fall below the 50th percentile of current market rates. This bill would have restored the rates to their original funding level in July of 2012.
Introducing Senator(s): Conrad
Committee: Appropriations Committee
Committee Hearing Date: February 6, 2012
Current Status: Indefinitely Postponed.
Estimated Fiscal Impact: The estimated cost is 2,020,906 for FY12 and FY13 in General Funds.
Voices for Children Position: Support
Voices for Children supported this bill due to the importance of access to quality child care for working parents and low-income children.