This update contains the following items:
– State Legislation Update
– 2019-20 Budget Updates
o May Revise
o Budget Trailer Bill Language
o 2019-20 State Budget Negotiations and 2019 Conference Committee on the Budget
– 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 – June 4, 2019. Note that Friday, May 31st was the last day for each house to pass bills introduced in that house. Any bills that did not pass out of their house of origin are either dead or will be slated as two-year bills.
2019-20 Budget Updates
May Revise – Governor’s Revised Budget Plan for FY 2019-20
§ On May 9th, Governor Newsom released his revised 2019-20 state budget proposal (“May Revise) on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Links to the entire budget summary and budget summary chapters including the chapter specific to early childhood are available at http://www.ebudget.ca.gov/budget/2019-20MR/#/BudgetSummary.
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 Savings Accounts
§ Cradle-to-Career Data Insights
§ Early Learning and Care Master Plan and Infrastructure and Workforce Development
§ State Preschool Wraparound Eligibility, Emergency Childcare Diversion Voucher Pilot Program
§ Child Care and Early Learning Strategic Plan, Child Care Infrastructure Grants, and Child Care Workforce Development Grants
Health and Human Services
§ CalWORKs Stage 1 Child Care 12-Month Eligibility
§ Elimination of fingerprint licensing fee exemption
§ Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children – Reimbursement for Live Scan and application fee for prospective license exempt providers
2019-20 State Budget Negotiations and 2019 Conference Committee on the Budget
The Conference Committee has begun meeting to reconcile the differences in between the Senate and Assembly budget packages. Attached is the matrix of budget packages specific to early care and education items as proposed by the Governor’s May Revise compared to the Senate and Assembly packages.
Members of the Conference Committee include:
Senate conferees are Senator Holly Mitchell (Chair), Senator Jim Nielsen, Senator Richard D. Roth, Senator Nancy Skinner, and Senator John M.W. Moorlach
Assembly Member conferees are Assembly Member Phil Ting (Vice Chair), Assembly Member Kevin McCarty, Assembly Member Chad Mayes, Assembly Member Jay Obernolte, and Assembly Member Shirley N. Weber
The conference committee agendas will be posted at the following websites:
Senate Website: https://sbud.senate.ca.gov/node/141
Assembly Website https://abgt.assembly.ca.gov/conferenceagenda
Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education
The Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission has released its recommendations to improve California’s early education system. The final recommendations are available at https://speaker.asmdc.org/sites/speaker.asmdc.org/files/pdf/BRC-Final-Report.pdf.
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
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