HB 2206

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 13, 2021
  • Passed House Feb 02, 2021
  • Passed Senate Feb 17, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Mar 18, 2021

Child Care Subsidy Program; expanding Program to serve more families.

Abstract

Child Care Assistance Program; emergency. Provides that regulations governing the Child Care Subsidy Program (the Program) shall be amended to provide that (i) a family shall be eligible for assistance through the Program if the family's income does not exceed 85 percent of the state median income, the family includes at least one child who is five years of age or younger and has not yet started kindergarten, and the family meets all other income and eligibility requirements of the Program and (ii) job search activities shall be considered eligible activities for the purposes of the Program. The bill provides that a family determined to be eligible for assistance through the Program shall be eligible to receive assistance for a period of 12 months or until the family's household income exceeds 85 percent of the state median income, whichever occurs sooner. The Department of Social Services shall administer the program, as amended by the bill, in cooperation with the Department of Education. The bill contains an emergency clause and provides that the provisions of the bill shall be applicable to applications for assistance through the Program received prior to August 1, 2021.

Child Care Assistance Program; emergency. Createsthe COVID-19 Child Care Assistance Program (the Program) to providefinancial assistance for child care to families in need during thepublic health emergency caused by COVID-19. The bill directs the Department of Education (the Department) to administer the Program and to createa process through which applicants may apply online to participatein the Program. The bill provides that after a Program participanthas selected an eligible child care provider, the Department shallissue a voucher, for full-time or part-time care, directly to theprovider and provide notice of the amount of the voucher to the Programparticipant. The bill provides that an applicant shall be eligibleto participate in the Program if the applicant's household incomeis at or below 100 percent of the state median income or regionalmedian income and the applicant's child for whom a voucher will beissued is 13 years of age or younger. The bill contains an emergencyclause and will sunset on the last day of the sixth month after itspassage.

Bill Sponsors (40)

Votes


Actions


Mar 18, 2021

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 171 (effective 3/18/21)

Feb 26, 2021

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021

Feb 25, 2021

House

Signed by Speaker

Feb 24, 2021

House

Enrolled

Senate

Signed by President

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2206ER)

Feb 19, 2021

House

Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200307D-S1 (92-Y 7-N)

House

VOTE: Adoption (92-Y 7-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Feb 17, 2021

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 0-N)

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2206S1

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 21200307D-S1

Senate

Read third time

Feb 16, 2021

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (16-Y 0-N)

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)

Senate

Committee substitute printed 21200307D-S1

Feb 11, 2021

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Senate

Rereferred from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N 1-A)

Feb 05, 2021

Senate

Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)

Feb 03, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2206H1)

Senate

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 02, 2021

House

VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N)

House

Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)

Feb 01, 2021

House

Read second time

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2206H1

House

Committee substitute agreed to 21103864D-H1

Jan 29, 2021

House

Read first time

Jan 28, 2021

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

House

Committee substitute printed 21103864D-H1

House

Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N)

Jan 13, 2021

House

Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

House

Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/21 21102769D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/21 21102769D HTML
Committee substitute printed 21103864D-H1 HTML
Committee substitute printed 21200307D-S1 HTML
HB2206ER HTML
CHAP0171 HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB2206FH1122.PDF PDF

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