Status Summary

The bill was amended and passed in the Early Learning and Human Services and referred to Finance on 1/22.
It was heard in House Committee on Finance on 1/30.
Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance on 2/5; Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass. On 2/6, referred to the House Committee on Appropriations. Heard and exec action taken in Appropriations. Majority; do pass 2nd substitute bill proposed by Finance. Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 2/8. The bill passed the House 84-13-0-1 and was referred to Senate Ways and Means on 2/15.
Heard in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2/24, but not yet scheduled for executive action.. The bill is likely dead.
(updated 3/1)

Legislative Session





Rep. Reeves

Part I: Employer Supported Child Care
Includes the creation of a website containing current resources for businesses with information regarding employer-supported child care. Part I also notes that the department must assist businesses with identifying resources and incentive for the provision of employer-supported child care.

The Office of Financial Management must consult with DCYF to modify the model policy as appropriate for implementation; this policy should be submitted by December 1, 2018 and implemented by June 1, 2019.

Part II: Child Care Workforce Conditional Scholarship and Loan Repayment Program 
The two components include conditional scholarships and loan repayments for eligible students and/or providers of early learning services. This also establishes a planning committee to develop criteria for the selection of participants (priority and other). Eligibility would be limited to a max of 6 years. An account for this program would be created in the custody of the state treasurer.

Part III:Child Care Tax Incentives and details for tax preferences
Subparts A – D outline employer benefits, credits and sales tax exemption for participating in the proposed programs.

As amended in the House Early Learning and HS Committee: Removed the sales tax exemption for the construction or renovation of child care facilities.