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Substitute Senate Bill No. 66

Public Act No. 08-97

AN ACT CONCERNING SUPPORT FOR GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER RELATIVE CAREGIVERS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2008) A grandparent or other relative caregiver who is appointed a guardian of a child or children through the Superior Court and who is not a recipient of subsidized guardianship subsidies under section 17a-126 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes or foster care payments from the Department of Children and Families shall, within available appropriations, be eligible to apply for grants under the Kinship Fund and Grandparents and Relatives Respite Fund administered by the Children's Trust Fund Council through the Probate Court.

Approved May 27, 2008