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 1.30.19. (updated 4.5.19)

Legislative Session



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Requires the Department of Commerce to:

  • Enter into a contact for the development of a regional assessment of the child care industry in order to better understand issues affecting child care access and affordability for families 
  • Select a third-party entity to conduct the industry assessment 

Furthermore, HB 1142 requires the assessment to include data on:

  • Number of children 12 and under who are receiving care from child care and early learning providers 
  • Definitions and descriptions of the informal child care market
  • Family child care choices by family income bracket
  • Visual representations of child care supply and demand by region.

1142 requires the assessment to be submitted by July 1, 2020.