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SB-441 Alternative payment programs: reimbursement.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/18/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  April 18, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  March 21, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 441


Introduced by Senator Cannella
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Bigelow)
(Coauthors: Senators Anderson, Dodd, Gaines, Nielsen, Vidak, and Wilk)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Dahle, Flora, Lackey, Mathis, and Voepel)

February 15, 2017


An act to amend Section 8223 of the Education Code, relating to child care.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 441, as amended, Cannella. Alternative payment programs: reimbursement.
The Child Care and Development Services Act, administered by the State Department of Education, provides that children up to 13 years of age are eligible, with certain requirements, for child care and development services. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to administer all migrant child care and development programs. Existing law provides for child care alternative payment programs, the purpose of which is to provide for maximum parental choice in child care. Existing law requires reimbursement for alternative payment programs to include the cost of child care paid to child care providers, plus administrative and support services costs. Under existing law, the total cost for administrative and support services is not permitted to exceed 17.5% of the total contract amount.
This bill would provide that an alternative payment program that operates an individual contract in an amount of less than $3,000,000 $3,000,000, or a migrant alternative payment program that operates an individual contract in any dollar amount, shall receive a base support reimbursement that does not exceed 22% of the total contract amount, for each individual contract.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 8223 of the Education Code is amended to read:

8223.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), reimbursement for alternative payment programs shall include the cost of child care paid to child care providers plus the administrative and support services costs of the alternative payment program. The total cost for administration and support services shall not exceed an amount equal to 17.5 percent of the total contract amount. The administrative costs shall not exceed the costs allowable for administration under federal requirements.
(b) An alternative payment program that operates an individual contract in an amount of less than three million dollars ($3,000,000) ($3,000,000), or a migrant alternative payment program that operates an individual contract in any dollar amount, shall receive a base support reimbursement that does not exceed 22 percent of the total contract amount, for each individual contract.