This e-mail contains the following items:

  • State Legislation Update
  • 2019-20 Budget Updates
  • Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education Update

State Legislation Update

Attached is the matrix of legislation bills of likely interest to the field of early care and education introduced to date updated as of today – March 18, 2019. The Child Care Planning Committee and Policy Roundtable for Child Care and Development’s Joint Committee on Legislation is in the process of assigning levels of interest to the bills. Note that levels of interest do not indicate a recommended pursuit of position; rather it identifies bills that will be monitored with greater scrutiny that may or may not result in a recommended position.

The legislature last day to introduce bills was Friday, February 22nd.

2019-20 Budget Updates

Budget Trailer Bill Language

The Department of Finance has posted Trailer Bill Language on its website at Trailer Bills of likely interest to our field are as follows:

  • Education Omnibus Trailer Bill – includes proposed amendment to state preschool wraparound eligibility
  • Child Care and Early Learning Strategic Plan, Child Care Infrastructure Grants, and Child Care Workforce Development Grants
  • Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children – Reimbursement for Live Scan and application fee for prospective license exempt providers
  • Elimination of fingerprint licensing fee exemption

Upcoming Budget Hearings

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 ▪ 9 a.m.

Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 On Education Finance

McCarty, Chair
State Capitol, Room 447

Topic: Department of Education – Early Childhood Education

Thursday, April 4, 2019 ▪ 9:30 a.m.

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services

Pan, Chair

John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)

Topic: Department of Social Services – Child Welfare Services and Community Care Licensing among other items

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 ▪ 2:30 p.m.

Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services

Arambula, Chair

2:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444

Department of Social Services – Child Welfare Services / Foster Care and Community Care Licensing

Thursday, April 25, 2019 ▪ 9:30 a.m.

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education

Roth, Chair

Room 3191

Topic: Department of Education – Child Care and Early Education; Special Education

All hearings are usually accessible for viewing from


Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education

The Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission held its hearing on March 11, 2019 to take public comment on their draft report. To view the hearing, go to The link to the draft recommendations are available at Written comments will be accepted at

Assembly.BlueRibbonCommission until March 20, 2019.The Commissioners anticipate a final release of the report in April 2019.

Please feel free to contact Michele Sartell if you have any questions or comments regarding the attached documents and/or would like to bring a bill not listed to her attention:

Michele P. Sartell

Child Care Planning Coordinator/Program Specialist III

Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

600 South Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 800

Los Angeles, California 90005

213.639.6239 I Direct

213.639.6202 I Main


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