SB19-063 (Priola & Story/Buentello & Valdez) Infant and Family Child Care Action Plan

Originally Posted: January 18, 2019
Last Updated: April 12, 2019

Summary

This bill requires the Colorado Department of Human Services, in partnership with the Early Childhood Leadership Commission and other stakeholders, to create a strategic action plan by December 2019 to address the declining availability of infant care and family child care homes in Colorado.

 

Position

The Children’s Campaign strongly supports this bill. As of June 2016, licensed child care capacity in Colorado was only adequate to serve approximately 60 percent of the children who likely need child care while their parents work, and access to infant care is especially limited. In many communities across the state, family child care homes provide most or all of the available child care for working families, and family child care homes often provide more access to infant care.

Current Status

Passed the House on a bipartisan vote of 49-15 and now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature.

Previous Statuses


January 18, 2019

Assigned to the Senate Health & Human Services Committee where it is scheduled to be heard on Thursday, January 24th at 1:30pm in SCR 354

January 25, 2019

Passed the Senate Health & Human Services Committee unanimously and now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

February 15, 2019

Passed the Senate on a vote of 32-2-1 and now heads to the House.

March 8, 2019

Assigned to the House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee where it is scheduled to be heard on Wed., Mar 13. upon adjournment in Room 0107.

March 29, 2019

Passed the House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee unanimously and now heads to the House Appropriations Committee.