This e-mail contains the following items:
- State Legislation Update
- 2019-20 Budget Updates
- Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education Update
State Legislation Update
Attached is the matrix of legislation bills of likely interest to the field of early care and education introduced to date updated as of today – March 18, 2019. The Child Care Planning Committee and Policy Roundtable for Child Care and Development’s Joint Committee on Legislation is in 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 last day to introduce bills was Friday, February 22nd.
2019-20 Budget Updates
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
Upcoming Budget Hearings
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 ▪ 9 a.m.
Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 On Education Finance
State Capitol, Room 447
Topic: Department of Education – Early Childhood Education
Thursday, April 4, 2019 ▪ 9:30 a.m.
Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services
John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Topic: Department of Social Services – Child Welfare Services and Community Care Licensing among other items
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 ▪ 2:30 p.m.
Assembly 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 25, 2019 ▪ 9:30 a.m.
Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education
Topic: Department of Education – Child Care and Early Education; Special Education
All hearings are usually accessible for viewing from http://www.calchannel.com/live-webcast/.
Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education
The Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission held its hearing on March 11, 2019 to take public comment on their draft report. To view the hearing, go to http://calchannel.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=7&clip_id=5975. The link to the draft recommendations are available at https://speaker.asmdc.org/sites/speaker.asmdc.org/files/pdf/BRC-All%20Draft%20Sections%203.11.19.pdf. Written comments will be accepted at
Assembly.BlueRibbonCommission until March 20, 2019.The Commissioners anticipate a final release of the report in April 2019.
Please feel free to contact Michele Sartell if you have any questions or comments regarding the attached documents and/or would like to bring a bill not listed to her 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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