HB16-1227

HB16-1227 - Exemptions Child Support Reqmnts Child Care Assist

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Exemptions From Child Support Enforcement Requirements As A Condition Of Receipt Of Child Care Assistance Under The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program.

Under current law, a county may impose as a condition of receiving low-income child care assistance under the Colorado child care assistance program (CCCAP) that an applicant who is not a Colorado works participant apply for and cooperate with child support establishment and enforcement, unless the applicant shows good cause to the county for an exemption from this requirement. Pursuant to this law, the state board of human services (state board) has adopted rules that give counties the option to require child support cooperation as a condition of receiving child care assistance for teen parents.

The bill exempts an applicant who is a teen parent, as defined by rule of the state board, from child support cooperation requirements as a condition of receiving child care assistance. Once a person who receives child care assistance no longer meets the definition of a teen parent, the county may require that person to cooperate with child support establishment and enforcement as a condition of continued receipt of child care assistance.

The bill exempts an applicant who is a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense, harassment, or stalking from child support cooperation requirements or from establishing good cause for not cooperating as a condition of receiving child care assistance. The bill sets forth the requirements that a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense, harassment, or stalking must establish to qualify for this exception.

A county may provide information about the importance of establishing child support to a teen parent or a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense, harassment, or stalking who chooses not to engage in child support establishment and enforcement.

The state board is required to revise its rules on CCCAP to implement the exceptions from child support cooperation for teen parents and victims of domestic violence, sexual offense, harassment, or stalking.

Latest update: May 19, 2016
05/19/2016 Governor Signed
05/05/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/05/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/05/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/29/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/29/2016 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
04/29/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/28/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
04/27/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/21/2016 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/14/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
04/14/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/12/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/11/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/07/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/18/2016 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
02/04/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services