Status Summary

The bill was heard in the House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services on 1/31.

Executive session in the ELHS on 2/2; majority passed and sent to Rules. Placed on second reading by Rules on 2/8. The bill was voted on by the House, 70-27-0-1, and referred to the Senate Early Learning and K-12 committee.

Exec action taken in the Senate on 2/20; majority passed.

On 2/22 referred to Rules for second reading.
Placed on second reading by Rules on 2/28.

On 3/1, Rules suspended and placed on third reading. Passed on third reading; yeas, 35; nays, 14; absent, 0; excused, 0.

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

(updated 3/8)

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Rep. Ortiz-Self

HB861 requires the Department Of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) to convene an advisory group to develop a ten-year strategy to expand training in trauma-informed child care for early learning providers statewide and reduce expulsions from early learning environments. 

As amended on the House floor, the Engrossed House Bill changes the strategy related to trauma-informed child care and child care expulsions from a ten-year strategy to a five-year strategy.