H876: Reduce Parent Copays/Child Care Subsidy/Funds. Latest Version

Session: 2023 - 2024

Passed 1st Reading

AN ACT to reduce parent copayments for subsidized child care and TO appropriate funds for that purpose.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  Section 9C.4(b) of S.L. 2021‑180 reads as rewritten:

SECTION 9C.4.(b)  Fees for families who are required to share in the cost of care are established based on ten percent (10%) seven percent (7%) of gross family income. When care is received at the blended rate, the copayment shall be eighty‑three percent (83%) of the full‑time copayment. Copayments for part‑time care shall be seventy‑five percent (75%) of the full‑time copayment.

SECTION 2.  There is appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Education, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for each year of the 2023‑2025 fiscal biennium to assist with administrative costs associated with implementing Section 1 of this act.

SECTION 3.  This act becomes effective July 1, 2023.