This update by the Los Angeles Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education contains the following topics:
- Governor Newsom’s State of the State Address
- State Legislation Update
- 2019-20 Budget Updates
- Budget Trailer Bill Language
- Budget Hearings
Governor Newsom’s State of the State Address
Governor Gavin Newsom is scheduled to deliver his first State of the State address before a joint session of the California Legislature next Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. To watch online, visit http://www.calchannel.com/live-webcast/.
State Legislation Update
Attached is the matrix of legislation bills of likely interest to the field of early care and education introduced to date. The Child Care Planning Committee and Policy Roundtable for Child Care and Development’s Joint Committee on Legislation has started the process of assigning levels of interest to the bills. Note that levels of interest do not indicate a recommended pursuit of position; rather it identifies bills that will be monitored with greater scrutiny that may or may not result in a recommended position.
The legislature has until February 22nd to introduce new bills.
2019-20 Budget Updates
ECE Coalition Letter
Attached is the ECE Coalition letter to Senator Holly Mitchell and Assembly Member Phil Ting, Chairs of their respective budget committees. The letter acknowledges the Governor’s proposals to boldly invest in California’s young children and their families while also urging additional investments to address the unmet need for early care and education services targeted to infants and toddlers and the complicated, under-resourced reimbursement system.
Budget Trailer Bill Language
The Department of Finance has posted Trailer Bill Language on its website at http://www.dof.ca.gov/Budget/Trailer_Bill_Language/. Trailer Bills of likely interest to our field are as follows:
- Education Omnibus Trailer Bill – includes proposed amendment to state preschool wraparound eligibility
- Child Care and Early Learning Strategic Plan, Child Care Infrastructure Grants, and Child Care Workforce Development Grants
- Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children – Reimbursement for Live Scan and application fee for prospective license exempt providers
- Elimination of fingerprint licensing fee exemption
Thursday, February 14, 2019 ▪ 9:30 a.m.
Senate Budget and Fiscal Review
John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Informational Hearing Subjects: Health Care and Cradle to Career
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 ▪ 1:30 p.m.
Joint Hearing Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance and Education
McCarty, O’Donnell – Chairs
State Capitol Room 144
Informational Hearing Subject: Pre-K for All: Lessons Learning from Other States
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 ▪ 2:30 p.m.
Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services
2:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444
Department of Social Services – Child Welfare Services / Foster Care and Community Care Licensing
Thursday, April 4 2019 ▪ 9:30 a.m.
Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services
John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Department of Social Services – Child Welfare Services and Community Care Licensing among other items
All hearings are usually accessible for viewing from http://www.calchannel.com/live-webcast/.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments regarding the attached documents and/or would like to bring a bill not listed to my attention,
Michele P. Sartell
Child Care Planning Coordinator/Program Specialist III
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
600 South Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 800
Los Angeles, California 90005
213.639.6239 I Direct
213.639.6202 I Main
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