Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 359

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 31-19-26.5-14; IC 31-40-3-4.

Synopsis: Use of a federal adoption incentive payment. Requires that an adoption incentive payment that has been paid or is paid to Indiana after July 1, 2010, under the federal Adoption and Safe Families Act must be used to make adoption subsidy payments for the benefit of a child with special needs under the state adoption subsidy program. Provides that an adoption incentive payment is not required to be used to make adoption subsidy payments for the benefit of a child with special needs if there is no child with special needs eligible for an adoption subsidy under the state adoption subsidy program. Makes a technical correction.

Effective: Upon passage.





Broden




    January 11, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Appropriations.







Introduced

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


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SENATE BILL No. 359



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning family law and juvenile law.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 31-19-26.5-14; (11)IN0359.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 31-19-26.5-14 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 14. (a) Except as otherwise provided under federal law and subsection (b), an adoption incentive payment that has been paid or is paid to Indiana after July 1, 2010, under the federal Adoption and Safe Families Act (42 U.S.C. 673b) must be used to make adoption subsidy payments under this chapter for the benefit of a child with special needs.
    (b) An adoption incentive payment paid to Indiana as described in subsection (a) is not required to be used to make adoption subsidy payments under this chapter for the benefit of a child with special needs if there is no child with special needs eligible for an adoption subsidy under this chapter.

SOURCE: IC 31-40-3-4; (11)IN0359.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 31-40-3-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 4. Subject to IC 31-19-26.5-14, an adoption incentive payment that is paid to Indiana under the federal Adoption and Safe Families Act (42 U.S.C.

473A(d)) (42 U.S.C. 673b) must be used for services to facilitate the adoption of children who are in need of services and may be used for postadoption services.

SOURCE: ; (11)IN0359.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. An emergency is declared for this act.