House File 133 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 133 BY STAED , HUNTER , BROWN-POWERS , MASCHER , KURTH , GASKILL , ANDERSON , FORBES , COHOON , DONAHUE , EHLERT , GAINES , LENSING , R. SMITH , ABDUL-SAMAD , KACENA , BENNETT , and KURTZ A BILL FOR An Act relating to the income eligibility requirements for 1 state child care assistance. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1610YH (3) 88 hb/rh
H.F. 133 Section 1. Section 237A.13, subsection 7, paragraph c, Code 1 2019, is amended to read as follows: 2 c. Families with an income of more than one hundred 3 percent but not more than one two hundred forty-five percent 4 of the federal poverty level whose members, for at least 5 twenty-eight hours per week in the aggregate, are employed 6 or are participating at a satisfactory level in an approved 7 training program or educational program. 8 Sec. 2. DIRECTIVE TO DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES ON CHILD 9 CARE ASSISTANCE. Effective January 1, 2020, the department of 10 human services shall amend its administrative rules pursuant to 11 chapter 17A to provide income eligibility for state child care 12 assistance, according to family size for children needing basic 13 care, to families whose nonexempt gross monthly income does not 14 exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty level. 15 EXPLANATION 16 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 17 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 18 This bill relates to the income eligibility requirements for 19 the receipt of child care assistance. 20 Under current law, Code section 237A.13 authorizes the 21 department of human services to establish income eligibility 22 requirements for recipients of state child care assistance. 23 The bill directs the department of human services to amend 24 its administrative rules establishing income requirements for 25 children needing basic care to provide income eligibility 26 according to family size at 200 percent of the federal poverty 27 level. The bill correspondingly amends the poverty level 28 from 145 percent to 200 percent in Code section 237A.13(7)(c) 29 regarding the establishment and prioritization of a waiting 30 list for child care assistance. 31 -1- LSB 1610YH (3) 88 hb/rh 1/ 1