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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: September 6, 2019 12:56 PM
From: Representative Rosita C. Youngblood and Rep. Carol Hill-Evans
To: All House members
Subject: Assistance for diaper expenses
One in every three parents find it difficult to provide diapers for their children. Nearly 5.2 million children under the age of three suffer from diaper need. Reliable access to clean, disposable diapers is vital for a child’s health, and is often required for infants and toddlers to attend and participate in childcare programs.

For parents struggling to make ends meet, buying diapers can be a financial challenge. That is why we intend to introduce legislation that would give the Department of Human Services the ability to provide assistance to certain low-income individuals buying diapers for children 36 months of age and younger. Though this bill does not establish any requirements, it is a step forward in making sure that all the children in our state are clean, healthy, and dry. We hope you will join us in co-sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as HB1942