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2014 Senate Bill 975: Exempt Kent County from higher foster care payment share
  1. Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on June 10, 2014, to extend indefinitely for Kent County only a 2013 law that requires the Department of Human Services to pay all of a $3 per day per child per day rate increase for private providers of foster care services as provided in the 2013-14 state budget, rather than half the amount.
    • Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on June 10, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 1, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on November 12, 2014, to extend until May, 2018, for Kent County only, a 2013 law that requires the Department of Human Services to pay all of a $3 per day per child per day rate increase for private providers of foster care services as provided in the 2013-14 state budget, rather than half the amount.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on November 12, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on November 12, 2014.

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