DART-FLOWERS-LANG-SCOTT-SILVA, BROSNAHAN AND GASH.
DCFS-ADOPTION ASSTNCE PYMNTS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that
adoption assistance payments may vary based on the needs, age, and
placement of the child. Provides that the payments shall not exceed
the cost of foster care payments or special service payments. (Now
payment must be at least $25 less than the monthly cost of care of the
child in a foster home). Provides that acceptance or refusal of
assistance shall not be a factor in selecting an adoptive family.
Provides that adoption subsidies for physically or mentally
handicapped children shall be determined soley on the basis of the
child's medical condition or disability. Provides that if the
condition is discovered during the child's minority, the subsidy shall
be paid to the adoptive parent retroactive to the date of the interim
order of adoption or the onset of the condition or disability
whichever is later. Effective immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes new provisions regarding adoption assistance. Provides
that the amount of assistance may vary but must be less than the
monthly cost of care of the child in a foster home (now at least $25
less than the monthly cost of care of the child in a foster home).
FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (DCFS)
Net fiscal impact of HB97, as amended, is $0.
JUDICIAL NOTE, AMENDED
HB97, amended, would neither decrease nor increase the need for
the number of judges in the State.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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