LD 1068 LR 1344(01)
An Act To Prevent the Reduction in Adoption Subsidy after an Agreement Has Been Signed by the Prospective Adoptive Parents and the Department of Health and Human Services
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Beavers of South Berwick
Committee: Judiciary
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Potential current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
PL 2013, c.1, the FY 2012-13 Emergency Supplemental Budget bill, included an initiative to reduce adoption assistance subsidies paid by the Department of Health and Human Services.  The provisions of this bill could restrict the department's ability to fully implement that initative.  The bill could also limit the department's ability to implement any future federal changes in rates and result in additional costs to the General Fund.