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 1.28.2020; 1st substitute bill passed. Referred to on Appropriations on 1.31.2020.  Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.8.2020; 2nd substitute bill be substituted and passed.  Referred to Rules 2 Review on 2.11.2020. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 2.12.2020. 1st substitute bill heard, one amendment adopted, and passed unanimously out of the House on 2.14.2020. Senate: First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.18.2020. (updated 2.21.2020) 

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Callan

All eligible families shall receive the full twelve months of subsidized Working Connections Child Care (WCCC). The department shall establish and implement policies in the program to promote stability and quality of care for children from low-income households. These policies shall focus on supporting school readiness for young learners. 

Amendments: 

1st Amendment:

Specifies that household’s 12 month WCCC authorization period must begin on the date that child care is expected to begin, and defines “authorization.”

1st Substitute:

Requires a household's 12-month authorization period for the Working Connections Child Care program to begin on the date that child care is expected to begin.

Floor amendment 1149:

Makes the act effective January 1, 2021

Companion Bill