Status Summary

Referred to House Human Services & Early Learning on 1.24.19. Public Hearing in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.29.19. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 2.5.19; 1st substitute bill passed. Referred to Appropriations on 2.7.19. (updated 2.15.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Callan

HB1574 adds a child who is homeless to the definition of eligible child for the purpose of the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program.  Homeless is defined as, “without a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence as set forth in the federal McKinney-Vento homeless assistance act….”

The bill also makes it clear that a homeless child shall be designated as a vulnerable population pursuant to federal codes (as of Jan. 1, 2019) in order to allow eligibility and 12 month authorization for Working Connections Child Care subsides.