(a) For the purpose of this article, a "migrant agricultural worker family" means a family that has earned at least 50 percent of its total gross income from employment in fishing, agriculture, or agriculturally related work during the 12-month period immediately preceding the date of application for child care and development services.
(b) Children of migrant agricultural worker families shall be enrolled in child development programs on the basis of the following priorities:
(1) The family moves from place to place.
(2) The family has qualified under paragraph (1) within the past five years and is currently dependent for its income on agricultural employment, but is currently settled near agricultural areas.
(3) The family resides in a rural agricultural area and is dependent upon seasonal agricultural work.
(4) Eligibility and priority for services for the federally funded Migrant Child Development Program shall be in accordance with the applicable federal regulations.
(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1278, Sec. 7.)