Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services & Early Learning  on 1.15.19.
Public hearing in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning  on 1.29.19.
As of mid-March, the bill is dead. However, it could “come back" during the 2019 session as an amendment on another bill or other mechanisms, or next year (since bills technically stay alive for the full 2019-20 biennium).

(updated 1.9.20)

Legislative Session



In Progress



Establishes eligibility for service members enlisted in any branch of the Armed Forces of the U.S. to receive Working Connections Child Care. 

Eligibility established in HB 1141 must consider:

  • Cases where the household income of the service member does not exceed 85% of state median income
  • The length of the service member’s military service, while prioritizing longer serving members in waitlists
  • May not require a copayment higher than 65$ per month.