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SB-393 Migrant Childcare and Development Programs.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 09/08/2021 04:00 AM
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Enrolled  September 07, 2021
Passed  IN  Senate  September 02, 2021
Passed  IN  Assembly  September 01, 2021
Amended  IN  Assembly  August 30, 2021
Amended  IN  Senate  May 20, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 393


Introduced by Senator Hurtado

February 11, 2021


An act to add Section 10229.4 to the Welfare and Institution Code, relating to public social services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 393, Hurtado. Migrant Childcare and Development Programs.
Existing law requires the State Department of Social Services to administer all migrant childcare and development programs, including the Migrant Alternative Payment Program. Existing law requires children of migrant agricultural worker families, as defined, to be enrolled in child development programs on the basis of specified priorities. Existing law requires the reimbursement for alternative payment programs to include the cost of childcare paid to childcare providers plus the administrative and support services costs of the alternative payment program and prohibits the total cost for administration and support services from exceeding an amount equal to 17.5% of the total contract amount.
This bill would prohibit payments made by the Migrant Alternative Payment Program from exceeding the applicable market rate ceiling. The bill would require the reimbursement for the Migrant Alternative Payment Program to include the cost of childcare paid to childcare providers plus the administrative and support services costs of the alternative payment program, not to exceed an amount equal to 21% of the total contract amount, as specified. The bill would make related findings and declarations.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 (a) The Legislature finds and declares the following:
(1) California operates one Migrant Alternative Payment Program.
(2) California’s Migrant Alternative Payment Program supports the unique needs of migrant workers whose employment requires migrant patterns to follow agricultural work amongst at least 19 counties.
(3) This Migrant Alternative Payment Program was established specifically to support the unique work, cultural, linguistic, and diverse needs of migrant families.
(4) Once a migrant family is enrolled into the Migrant Alternative Payment Program, a family can continue migrating and working in any county within California.
(5) Over 50 percent of the family’s total gross income needs to come from employment in agriculture or agriculturally related work to be eligible for the program.
(6) Migrant families that have an established need of employment, seeking employment, parental incapacity, vocational training, homelessness or seeking permanent housing to receive childcare are in need of assistance.
(b) Accordingly, it is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this act, to support the unique needs of the Migrant Alternative Payment Program in order to meet the needs of this integral population by supporting their access to childcare and early learning.

SEC. 2.

 Section 10229.4 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

10229.4.
 (a) Payments made by the Migrant Alternative Payment Program shall not exceed the applicable market rate ceiling.
(b) The reimbursement for the Migrant Alternative Payment Program shall include the cost of childcare paid to childcare providers plus the administrative and support services costs of the Migrant Alternative Payment Program. The total cost for administration and support services shall not exceed an amount equal to 21 percent of the total contract amount. The administrative costs shall not exceed the costs allowable for administration under federal requirements.