SB19-063 (Priola & Story/Buentello & Valdez) Infant and Family Child Care Action Plan
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.
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.
Signed by the governor on Apr. 23
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.
April 12, 2019
Passed the House on a bipartisan vote of 49-15 and now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature.