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AB-188 Child care: alternative payment providers: reimbursement rates: eligibility requirements.(2015-2016)



Current Version: 01/27/15 - Introduced        


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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 188


Introduced by Assembly Member Cristina Garcia

January 27, 2015


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


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 188, as introduced, Cristina Garcia. Child care: alternative payment providers: reimbursement rates: eligibility requirements.
Existing law requires the State Department of Education to contract with local contracting agencies for alternative payment programs that are intended to allow 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 the administrative and support services costs of the alternative payment program, as provided, and limits the total cost for administration and support services to an amount not to exceed 17.5% of the total contract amount.
This bill would also require alternative payment programs to be reimbursed for making eligibility determinations at a rate of three percent of the total contract amount.
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) The 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 Except as provided in subdivision (b), 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) The alternative payment programs shall additionally be reimbursed for making eligibility determinations at a rate of 3 percent of the total contract amount.