Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services & Early Learning on 1.14.2020. Public hearing scheduled in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.17.2020 at 8:00 a.m.. Executive session scheduled in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.24.2020 at 8:00 a.m. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.28.2020; 1st substitute bill passed. Referred to on Appropriations on 1.31.2020. Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.8.2020.Executive action taken in Appropriations; 1 substitute bill passed on 2.10.2020. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 2.11.2020. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 2.12.2020. First substitute heard, one amendment added, and passed the House (66-32) on 2.13.2020. IN THE SENATE: First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.17.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on to Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.24.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.28.2020; majority pass and refer to Ways & Means. Referred to Ways & Means on 2.28.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.29.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 3.2.2020; majority pass and passed to Rules Committee for second reading. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 3.4.2020. Mar 5. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Third reading, passed. IN THE HOUSE: Speaker signed on 3.7.2020. IN THE SENATE: President signed on 3.10.2020. OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION. Delivered to Governor on 3.11.2020. (updated 3.13.2020) 

Legislative Session

2020

Status

Passed

Sponsor

Rep. Kilduff

Access to childcare will be supported for parents who are attending high school or working toward completion of a high school equivalency certificate. The household income must be no more than 85% of the state median income and the student must participate in at least 110 hours per month of an approved activity.

The availability of the other parent may not be considered and DCYF may not require the parent to pay a co-payment greater than the minimum established in rule.

School districts may allow a student to transport their infant, in car seat, on a school bus provided by the district. School districts that deny a student’s request must provide an alternative.

Ammendmants:

1st Amendment:

Removes the requirement for DCYF to treat the parent as their household when determining household income.

2nd Amendment:

Requires a parent who is working towards a high school equivalency certificate to be age 21 or younger to qualify for WCCC.  

1st Substitute:

  • Allows WCCC eligibility for a parent attending high school or pursuing a high school equivalency who has an income at or below 85 percent of the state median income.
  • Requires school districts to provide transportation upon request for parenting students who are transporting an infant.

Amendment 1148:

  • Adds an effective date of September 1, 2020 for provisions related to WCCC for student parents

Companion Bill