2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
January 16, 2001 - Introduced by Representatives Sherman, Berceau,
Ziegelbauer, Powers, Miller, Boyle, Sykora and Gronemus, cosponsored by
Senators Jauch and Plache. Referred to Committee on Children and
1An Act to amend
49.155 (3m) (d) of the statutes; relating to: use of child care
2funds to provide care for a child by a licensed child care provider who resides
3with the child and who is not a parent of the child.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the department of workforce development is required to
reimburse a day care center that has been licensed by the department of health and
family services (DHFS), a family day care provider that has been certified by a county
department of human services or social services (county department), or a day care
program that has been established or contracted for by a school board, or distribute
funds to a county department, for child care services provided to a person who is
eligible for a child care subsidy under the Wisconsin works program. Current law,
however, prohibits those funds from being used to provide child care for a child by
a person who resides with the child, unless the county department determines that
the care is necessary because of a special health condition of the child. This bill
permits those funds to be used to provide child care for a child by a person who resides
with the child if the person is licensed by DHFS to operate a day care center and is
not a parent of the child.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB14, s. 1
49.155 (3m) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
(d) No funds distributed under par. (a) may be used to provide care 3
for a child by a person who resides with the child, unless the county determines that 4
the care is necessary because of a special health condition of the child or the person
5is licensed under s. 48.65 and is not a parent of the child
(1) Use of child care funds.
This act first applies to child care provided on the 8
effective date of this subsection.