FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1035
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ZIMMERMAN (Sponsor), PORTWOOD, STREAM, GRISAMORE, NIEVES, SMITH (150), SILVEY, FARES, JONES (89), ICET, SCHOELLER, FUNDERBURK, WRIGHT, JETTON, TILLEY, YATES, KRAUS, STEVENSON, RICHARD, STORCH, DONNELLY, HARRIS (23), BEARDEN, BAKER (25), ZWEIFEL, HOLSMAN, BURNETT, LeVOTA, TALBOY, HUGHES, NASHEED, LOW (39), DAUS, CHAPPELLE-NADAL, RUZICKA, McCLANAHAN, YAEGER, SCAVUZZO, GRILL, LAMPE, NORR, HARRIS (110), CUNNINGHAM (86), FAITH, ONDER, DEMPSEY, THRELKELD, SCHAAF, BRUNS, PRATT, WASSON, SPRENG, HAYWOOD, WILSON (130), RUCKER, AULL, DOUGHERTY, HODGES, SCHIEFFER, WALSH, QUINN (9), MEADOWS, JOHNSON, CURLS, VILLA, WITTE, ROBINSON, FALLERT, GEORGE, BROWN (50), SCHOEMEHL, OXFORD, SHIVELY, EL-AMIN, SELF, BRANDOM, THOMSON, FRANZ, DUSENBERG, DIXON, BLAND, WALTON, FRAME, VOGT, KRATKY, SMITH (14), HOBBS, TODD, PAGE, HUBBARD, BRINGER, MEINERS AND LOWE (44) (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time March 1, 2007 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 208.047, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to public assistance for foster children.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 208.047, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 208.047, to read as follows:
208.047. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 208.040, [aid to dependent children] temporary assistance for needy families benefits may be granted to a dependent child:
(1) Who would meet the requirements of section 208.040, except for his or her removal from the home of a relative as a result of a judicial determination to the effect that continuation therein would be contrary to the welfare of such child;
(2) For whose placement and care the children's division [of family services] is responsible;
(3) Who has been placed in a foster family home or nonprofit private child-care institution as a result of such determination; and
(4) Who (a) received [aid to dependent children] temporary assistance for needy families benefits in and for the month in which court proceedings leading to such determination were initiated; or (b) would have received aid in or for that month if application had been made therefor; or (c) in the case of a child who had been living with a relative specified in section 208.040 within six months prior to the month in which such proceedings were initiated, would have received aid in and for such month, if in such month he had been living with, and removed from the home of, such a relative and application had been made therefor.
2. Monthly [aid to dependent children] temporary assistance for needy families benefits on behalf of a child placed in a foster family home or nonprofit private child-care institution shall not exceed one hundred dollars for each child and in the event that federal aid to states for dependent children placed in a nonprofit private child-care institution is withdrawn, benefit payments under this section shall be terminated on behalf of a dependent child in a nonprofit private child-care institution.
3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, medical assistance provided to any child who is in foster care may extend past the child's eighteenth birthday through the age of twenty-one.