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, but no action taken in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.22.2020 at 8:00 a.m. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.24.2020; majority pass. Referred to on Appropriations on 1.28.20. Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.5.2020. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.8.2020; 1st substitute passed out of committee. Referred to Rules on 2.11.2020. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 2.12.2020. Passed by the House on 2.13.2020. 1st substitute heard and passed by the House (60-37) on 2.13.2020. IN THE SENATE: First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.17.2020. Public hearing scheduled in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.21.2020 at 8:00 a.m (updated 2.21.2020) 

 

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Callan

The department shall establish and implement policies in the Working Connections Child Care program to promote stability and quality of care for children from low-income households. These policies will focus on supporting school readiness for young learners.

The grace period related to being homeless and qualifying for benefits will be extended from four months to twelve months.

Amendments: 

Appropriations Amendment:

Adds an effective date of July 1, 2020.

1st Substitute:

  • Extends the grace period for homeless families to fulfill Working Connections Child Care program requirements from four to 12 months.

The term "homeless" is defined as without a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence as described in the federal McKinney-Vento Act.

Companion Bill