Amendment ID: S2973-9-R1

Redraft Amendment 9

Subsidy Appeals Fairness and Tracking

Ms. Moran, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Chang-Diaz and Messrs. Pacheco and Cyr move that the proposed new draft be amended in section 13, in proposed section 13A of chapter 15D, by striking out subsection (j) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-

“(j) The department or its agents shall not reduce, terminate or deny continued subsidies to a family unless and until the family is determined to be ineligible and is given the opportunity for an administrative review. If the department or its agents, after such administrative review, reduce, terminate or deny a family’s child care subsidy, the department shall provide the family with an opportunity for an administrative appeal hearing and shall process the appeal within 60 days from the date the request is made. While an administrative review, or, if applicable, an administrative appeal hearing, subject to rules and regulations promulgated by the department, is pending and until a final determination is made, subsidized child care services shall continue after receipt of a notice of reduction, termination or denial of continued subsidies.”.