Amend CSHB 1 (house committee printing) in Article II of the bill, by inserting the following rider, appropriately numbered, following the appropriations to the Department of Family and Protective Services:
____.  Department of Family and Protective Services: Adoption Assistance Agreements. Out of amounts appropriated above in Strategy B.1.12, Adoption/PCA Payments, the Department of Family and Protective Services shall subsidize under an adoption assistance agreement the adoption of a child in foster care by an adoptive parent whose family income is less than 300 percent of the federal poverty level if, based on factors specified in rules of the department, the department determines the child would otherwise have been expected to remain in foster care until the child's 18th birthday and this state would have made foster care payments for that care. The amount of the subsidy to be paid is equal to the amount that would have been paid to the child's foster parent based on the child's foster care service level on the date the department and the adoptive parent enter into the adoption assistance agreement.