Status Summary

Passed by the ELHS committee and referred to Appropriations

The bill was heard in House Appropriations on 2/1

Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2/6. Majority; do pass 1st substitute bill proposed by Early Learning & Human Services. Minority; do not pass. Referred to Rules 2 Review.

On 2/8, Rules Committee relieved of further consideration and the bill was placed on second reading. The bill passed the House, 69-29-0-0 and was referred to the Senate Early Learning and K-12 committee, where it was heard and passed without recommendation and referred to Labor & Commerce.

Public hearing on 2/21 and exec action taken in the Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce on 2/22.

Public hearing on 2/24 and exec action taken on 2/26 in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means. Majority; do pass and referred to Rules for second reading.

Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 2/28.
On 3/2, Floor amendment(s) adopted. Rules suspended and placed on Third Reading. Passed on third reading; yeas, 48; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 1.

On 3/5, House refused to concur in Senate amendments and asked Senate to recede from amendments.

On 3/6, Senate receded from amendments.

On 3/8, Speaker signed. Once the bill is signed by the President of the Senate, it will be delivered to the Governor for action.

(updated 3/8)

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Rep. Reeves

Department of Commerce shall convene and facilitate a Child Care Collaborative Task Force to examine the effects of child care affordability and accessibility on the workforce and business. 

Through evaluation of current data, the task force will develop policies and recommendations to incentivize employer-supported child care and improve child care access and affordability for employees.

The task force will be comprised of representation from private businesses of various sizes and geographic location and representatives from the child care industry. 

The following agencies will also provide a representative to the task force: Department of Commerce, Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Employment Security Department, Department of Revenue, Department of Social and Health Services, Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs, Office of The Governor, the Senate, and the House.