BILL NO. 129
3rd Session, 63rd General Assembly
70 Elizabeth II, 2021
Private Member's Bill
COVID-19 Child Care Costs Act
First Reading: April 16, 2021
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 This Act may be cited as the COVID-19 Child Care Costs Act.
2 In this Act,
(a) "child" means a person under the age of 12 years;
(b) "Minister" means the Minister of Finance and Treasury Board;
(c) "parent" means the person who received the Canada Child Benefit for a child during the year 2020;
(d) "school closure" means the cancellation of classes during the regular school year due to COVID-19, but does not include cancellations during mandatory holidays and vacation days published in the annual school calendar by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development;
(e) "week" means more than three full weekdays in one seven-day period.
3 Subject to Section 5, the Minister shall pay the sum of $200 to the parent of a child before April 1, 2022.
4 Subject to Section 5, commencing April 1, 2021, the Minister shall pay the sum of $50 per child per week to the parent of a child during a school closure that lasts longer than one week.
5 The money required for the purpose of this Act must be paid out of money appropriated for that purpose by the Legislature.
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