LD 1923 LR 3088(01)
An Act To Improve the Child Welfare System 
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. Hamper of Oxford
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $19,668,096 $11,668,096 $11,668,096
General Fund $0 $19,668,096 $11,668,096 $11,668,096
Federal Expenditures Fund $0 $695,686 $695,686 $695,686
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $1,078,838 $1,078,838 $1,078,838
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes General Fund appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services of $19,668,096 in fiscal year 2018-19 to increase foster home reimbursement rates, provide stipends to positions, procure a pilot program to provide supportive visitation, provide clinical support of child welfare casework practice and develop a new child welfare information system, hire 16 Human Services Caseworker Supervisor positions and hire 2 Regional Associate Director for Child Welfare positions for the child protective services program. The bill also includes Federal Expenditures Fund allocations and Other Special Revenue Funds allocations for the federal match.

If this bill were to move forward, the appropriations would need to be adjusted for timing of implementation.