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LB 625: Change income eligibility provisions relating to federal child care assistance

As introduced: LB 625 changes provisions relating to child care subsidies and requires the Department of Health and Human Services to provide child care assistance to families with incomes up to 185% of the federal poverty level.

Introducing Senator(s): Conrad (priority); Nordquist

Committee: Health and Human Services

Committee Hearing Date: February 27, 2013

Current Status: **Amended version included in LB 507 on April 30, 2013 (AM 1173)

Estimated Fiscal Impact: Using the current monthly average of $412.85 per participant the estimated monthly increase in Child Care Subsidy expenditures would be $928,500 (General Fund) ($412.85 * 2,249) or a fiscal impact to the Department of Health and Human Services of $11,142,000 (General Fund) annually.

Voices for Children’s Position: Support (see our testimony)

Research: Family Bottom Line Data

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