Bill Text - SB570 (2018)

Relative to the work requirement for the child care scholarship program.


Revision: May 3, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

SB 570-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

2May2018... 1461h

2018 SESSION

18-2949

05/06

 

SENATE BILL 570-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the work requirement for the child care scholarship program.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill directs the department of health and human services to adopt rules modifying the work requirement for the child care scholarship program to include participation in a mental health or substance abuse treatment program.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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05/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the work requirement for the child care scholarship program.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Subparagraph; New Hampshire Employment Program and Family Assistance Program; Rulemaking.  Amend RSA 167:83, II by inserting after subparagraph (p) the following new subparagraph:

(q)  Modification of the work requirement for the child care scholarship program to include participation in an approved mental health or substance use disorder or substance misuse treatment program verified by a licensed physician, an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), a licensed behavioral health professional, a licensed physician assistant, a licensed drug and alcohol counselor (LADC), a certified recovery support worker (CRSW), or a board-certified psychologist.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect June 30, 2019.

 

LBAO

18-2949

1/9/18

 

SB 570-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to the work requirement in the child care scholarship program.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Federal Funds

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to include in its administrative rules a provision waiving the hourly work requirement in the child care scholarship program for applicants or recipients participating in a mental health or substance use treatment program.  The Department states that since it does not collect data on the number of parents who are receiving mental health or substance use treatment and who also have young children in need of care, it is unable to estimate the bill's fiscal impact.  Nonetheless, it assumes the bill will increase state expenditures, as well as federal financial participation funds, by an indeterminable amount, since it may result in some individuals receiving child care scholarships who would otherwise have been ineligible.   

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

SB 570-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

2May2018... 1461h

2018 SESSION

18-2949

05/06

 

SENATE BILL 570-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the work requirement for the child care scholarship program.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill directs the department of health and human services to adopt rules modifying the work requirement for the child care scholarship program to include participation in a mental health or substance abuse treatment program.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

2May2018... 1461h 18-2949

05/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the work requirement for the child care scholarship program.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Subparagraph; New Hampshire Employment Program and Family Assistance Program; Rulemaking.  Amend RSA 167:83, II by inserting after subparagraph (p) the following new subparagraph:

(q)  Modification of the work requirement for the child care scholarship program to include participation in an approved mental health or substance use disorder or substance misuse treatment program verified by a licensed physician, an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), a licensed behavioral health professional, a licensed physician assistant, a licensed drug and alcohol counselor (LADC), a certified recovery support worker (CRSW), or a board-certified psychologist.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect June 30, 2019.

 

LBAO

18-2949

1/9/18

 

SB 570-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to the work requirement in the child care scholarship program.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Federal Funds

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to include in its administrative rules a provision waiving the hourly work requirement in the child care scholarship program for applicants or recipients participating in a mental health or substance use treatment program.  The Department states that since it does not collect data on the number of parents who are receiving mental health or substance use treatment and who also have young children in need of care, it is unable to estimate the bill's fiscal impact.  Nonetheless, it assumes the bill will increase state expenditures, as well as federal financial participation funds, by an indeterminable amount, since it may result in some individuals receiving child care scholarships who would otherwise have been ineligible.   

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services