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Pending Early Learning Legislation

Legislative update presented at the April 2017 State Advisory Council on Early Leaning and Care meeting.

AB 26 (Caballero D)

Subject Child care and development: child care resource and referral programs: assistance to license-exempt child care providers.
Last Amend 4/17/2017
Location 3/23/2017 - Assembly - Human Services
Summary The Child Care and Development Services Act administered by the State Department of Education, requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to administer child care and development programs. Current law authorizes funds appropriated for purposes of the act to be used for child care resource and referral programs, which may be operated by public or private nonprofit entities and are required to provide certain information and services to parents and child care providers relating to child care services in a defined geographic area. This bill would, until July 1, 2022, require the department to establish and administer a pilot program in the Counties of Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz to provide outreach, training, and technical assistance to license-exempt child care providers through the local child care resource and referral program.

AB 60 (Santiago D)

Subject Subsidized child care and development services: eligibility periods.
Location 3/8/2017 - Assembly - Appropriations
SSPI Position Support
Summary Would require that a family, upon establishing initial eligibility or ongoing eligibility for services under the Child Care and Development Services Act, be considered to meet all eligibility requirements for those services for not less than 12 months, receive those services for not less than 12 months before having its eligibility redetermined, and not be required to report changes to income or other changes for at least 12 months, except as provided. The bill would revise the definition of “income eligible” and provide that the definition applies for purposes of establishing initial income eligibility for services under the act, and would add a definition of “ongoing income eligible” for purposes of establishing ongoing income eligibility for services under the act.

AB 258 (Arambula D)

Subject Child care and development services: individualized county child care subsidy plan: County of Fresno.
Last Amend 3/6/2017
Location 2/13/2017 - Assembly - Human Services
Summary Would authorize, until January 1, 2025, the County of Fresno to develop an individualized county child care subsidy plan, as specified. The bill would require the plan to be submitted to the local planning council and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors for approval, as specified. The bill would require the Early Education and Support Division of the State Department of Education to review and approve or disapprove the plan and any subsequent modifications to the plan.

AB 273 (Aguiar-Curry D)

Subject Child care services: eligibility.
Location 3/8/2017 - Assembly - Appropriations
Summary The Child Care and Development Services Act requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to administer child care and development programs that offer a full range of services for eligible children from infancy to 13 years of age. Existing law establishes eligibility requirements and requires families to meet at least one requirement in each of 2 specified areas. This bill would include in the area relating to need, as a requirement that may be satisfied for purposes of eligibility, that the family needs the child care services because the parents are engaged in an educational program for English as a second language learners or to attain a high school diploma or general educational development certificate.

AB 300 (Caballero D)

Subject Child care and development services: individualized county child care subsidy plans: Counties of Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz.
Last Amend 4/6/2017
Location 2/13/2017 - Assembly - Human Services
Summary Would authorize, until January 1, 2025, the Counties of Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz to develop individualized county child care subsidy plans, as specified. The bill would require the plans to be submitted by the counties to their local planning council and their respective county board of supervisors for approval, as specified. The bill would require the Early Education and Support Division of the State Department of Education to review and approve or disapprove the plans and any subsequent modifications to the plans.

AB 377 (Frazier D)

Subject Child care subsidy plans: Counties of San Diego and Solano.
Last Amend 3/20/2017
Location 2/21/2017 - Assembly - Human Services
Summary Would authorize, until January 1, 2025, the Counties of San Diego and Solano to develop and implement individualized county child care subsidy plans, as specified. The bill would require the plans to be submitted to the local planning council and their respective county boards of supervisors for approval, as specified. The bill would require the Early Education and Support Division of the State Department of Education to review and approve or disapprove the plans and any subsequent modifications to the plans.

AB 435 (Thurmond D)

Subject Child care subsidy plans: Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and Sonoma.
Last Amend 4/17/2017
Location 2/27/2017 - Assembly - Human Services
Summary Would authorize, until January 1, 2023, the Counties of Contra Costa, Marin, and Sonoma to develop individualized county child care subsidy plans, as specified. The bill would require the plans to be submitted by the counties to their local planning council and their respective county board of supervisors for approval, as specified. The bill would require the Early Education and Support Division of the State Department of Education to review and approve or disapprove the plans and any subsequent modifications to the plans.

AB 603 (Quirk-Silva D)

Subject Child care: alternative payment programs: child care providers.
Last Amend 3/29/2017
Location 4/5/2017 - Assembly - Appropriations
Summary The Child Care and Development Services Act requires the State Department of Education to contract with local contracting agencies to provide for alternative payment programs, and authorizes alternative payments to be made for child care services, as provided. The act requires child care providers authorized to provide services to submit to the alternative payment program a monthly attendance record or invoice for each child who received services, as provided. This bill would require, on or before January 1, 2019, alternative payment programs to develop an electronic time sheet process for the monthly attendance record or invoices, as provided.

AB 676 (Limón D)

Subject Child care and development: occupational health and safety training.
Last Amend 3/27/2017
Location 3/27/2017 - Assembly - Appropriations
Summary Would, effective July 1, 2018, require an early educator, as defined, to attend a one-time, two-hour, peer-led training on occupational health and safety risks specific to the child care profession, and on how to identify and avoid those risks. The bill would require the Department of Industrial Relations to select an entity to provide this training. The bill would require that entity to develop the curriculum for the training and to provide periodic updates on health and safety issues for early educators who have completed the training, as specified.

AB 752 (Rubio D)

Subject Child care: expulsion.
Last Amend 4/18/2017
Location 3/2/2017 - Assembly - Human Services
Summary Current law requires each licensed child day care facility to post various documents and provide various notices to parents in response to certain citations. This bill would prohibit a contracting agency from expelling or unenrolling a child because of a child’s behavior unless the contracting agency has pursued and documented reasonable steps to maintain the child’s safe participation in the program and determines, in consultation with specified parties, that the child’s continued enrollment would present a continued serious safety threat to the child or other enrolled children, and has referred the parents or legal guardians to other potentially appropriate placements, the local child care resource and referral agency, or any other referral service available in the local community.

AB 1106 (Weber D)

Subject Child care and development services: alternative payment programs: military families.
Last Amend 4/3/2017
Location 4/3/2017 - Assembly - Appropriations
Summary The Child Care and Development Services Act requires the State Department of Education to expand existing alternative payment programs and fund new alternative payment programs to the extent that funds are provided by the Legislature. This bill would require an alternative payment program, with certain exceptions, to have no less than 36 months to expend funds allocated to that program in any fiscal year, and would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop a process that provides alternative payment programs no less than 36 months to expend funds allocated to that program in any fiscal year.

SB 441 (Cannella R)

Subject Alternative payment programs: reimbursement
Last Amend 4/18/2017
Location 3/29/2017 - Senate - Human Services
Summary Current law requires reimbursement for alternative payment programs to include the cost of child care paid to child care providers, plus administrative and support services costs. Under current law, the total cost for administrative and support services is not permitted to exceed 17.5% of the total contract amount. This bill would provide that an alternative payment program that operates an individual contract in an amount of less than $3,000,000, or a migrant alternative payment program that operates an individual contract in any dollar amount, shall receive a base support reimbursement that does not exceed 22 percent of the total contract amount, for each individual contract.
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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 09, 2019
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