Bill Status of HB0177  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE PROGRAM

House Sponsors
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford - Dave Vella and Rita Mayfield

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Universal Child Care Demonstration Program Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish and administer a 5-year statewide Universal Child Care Demonstration Program to provide grants to eligible entities to develop, expand, and provide high-quality and affordable child care services for children age 0 to 6 years old regardless of family income. Provides that grants awarded under the Demonstration Program may be used to renovate or convert existing child care facilities to meet the goals of the Demonstration Program; to construct and maintain child care facilities in geographical areas with a demonstrated need for safe, affordable, and high-quality child care services; to train and pay child care providers, teachers, and staff; and to provide meal services to children receiving child care services. Provides that the ultimate goal of the Demonstration Program shall be to develop and evaluate the costs, impact, and quality outcomes of child care services and programs in order to establish an effective expansion toward universal child care services for children from birth to 6 years of age. Contains provisions concerning eligible entities, funding, reporting requirements, defined terms, and Department rules.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  1/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  1/22/2021HouseFirst Reading
  1/22/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2021HouseAssigned to Child Care Accessibility & Early Childhood Education Committee
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee