HB 17-1106 (Wilson & Pettersen) Extend the Early Childhood Leadership Commission

Originally Posted: January 27, 2017
Last Updated: April 14, 2017

Summary

The Early Childhood Leadership Commission (ECLC), our state advisory body for all things early childhood, is scheduled to sunset in 2018. This bill would allow the ECLC to continue its work until 2023. The bill also updates the mission and duties of the ECLC to include a focus on families of pregnant women and children.

Position

The Children’s Campaign strongly supports this bill. Since its establishment in 2010, members of the ECLC have provided guidance, leadership and expertise to policy makers, state agencies and advocates on early childhood policy, communications efforts, and state and federal initiatives, to help ensure that all Colorado children are healthy, valued and thriving. The ECLC plans to focus its work moving forward in three critical areas: expanding early childhood awareness, aligning early childhood systems, and elevating the early childhood professional workforce.

Current Status

Passed the Senate on Second Reading on a voice vote and will have its final recorded vote before heading to the Governor on Monday.

Previous Statuses


April 7, 2017

Passed the Senate State, Health and Human Services Committee unanimously and is now headed to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Bill Jaeger, our Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives, testified in support.

March 31, 2017

Assigned to the Senate State, Health and Human Services Committee where it is scheduled to be heard on Wednesday, April 5 upon adjournment in Room 354. Bill Jaeger, our Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives, will testify in support.

March 10, 2017

The bill has been scheduled for Second Reading on the House floor.

March 3, 2017

Passed the House Appropriations Committee on a bipartisan 11-2 vote and now heads to the House floor for debate.

February 3, 2017

Passed the House Education Committee as amended on a bipartisan 10-3 vote and now heads to the House Appropriations Committee. Bill Jaeger, our Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives, testified at the hearing in support of the bill.

January 27, 2017

Scheduled to be heard in the House Education Committee on Monday, Jan. 30 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 0112 where Bill Jaeger will testify in support.