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Child Welfare Legislative Update
 
 
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Senate Bill No. 2210

BY  Metts, Pichardo, Crowley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX (would impose a 2% tax increase for all personal income over $250,000. The revenue raised by this tax increase would be used to fund the Head Start program)

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01/30/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

04/04/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/10/2014)

04/10/2014 Committee heard


Senate Bill No. 
2317

BY  Crowley, Goldin, Pichardo, Cool Rumsey, Miller

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (would allow a family to qualify for low-income child care assistance for the time an adult member of the family is participating in education or training, provided that the adult is working at least 20 hours per week, and such child care is necessary)

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02/12/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

05/30/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/05/2014)

06/05/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


Senate Bill No. 
2323

BY  Crowley, Goldin, Cool Rumsey, Nesselbush, Sosnowski

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (would provide that some families with incomes less than two hundred twenty-five percent (225%) of the federal poverty guideline would be required to pay some portion of the child care they receive)

{LC4538/1}

02/12/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

05/30/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/05/2014)

06/05/2014 Withdrawn at sponsor's request

 

Senate Resolution No. 2433

BY  Gallo, Lynch, Goodwin

ENTITLED, JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTING FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS IN ALL RHODE ISLAND AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Resolution creates a 12 member special legislative commission to comprehensively study implementing full-day kindergarten classes in all Rhode Island public schools.)

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02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

03/10/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/12/2014)

03/12/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

Senate Bill No. 2486  SUB A

BY  Goldin, Pichardo, Goodwin, Ruggerio

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES (This act would extend low income childcare benefits until June 30, 2015.)

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02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

05/01/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/06/2014)

05/06/2014 Committee heard

06/09/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/11/2014)

06/11/2014 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

06/16/2014 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/18/2014)

06/18/2014 Senate passed Sub A

06/19/2014 Placed on House Calendar (06/19/2014)

06/19/2014 House passed Sub A in concurrence


Senate Bill No. 
2493

BY  Crowley, Cool Rumsey, Goldin, Metts, Pichardo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE (Expands the eligibility for subsidized childcare by allowing families with income below 225% of the applicable federal poverty guideline to receive assistance according to the department of human services sliding scale.)

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02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

05/30/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/05/2014)

06/05/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


Senate Bill No. 
2499

BY  Cool Rumsey, Goldin, Satchell, Crowley, Nesselbush

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (Eliminates the asset test for eligibility child care assistance program for low-income working families and would also require beneficiaries to cooperate in enforcing child support orders for any child for whom child care assistance is received.)

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02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

05/02/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/08/2014)

05/08/2014 Committee heard

 

Senate Bill No. 2557

BY  Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (This act would provide that families with income of up to two hundred twenty-five percent (225%) of the federal poverty level shall be qualified and entitled to low income child care.)

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02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

 

Senate Bill No. 2584

BY  Conley, Pichardo, Goldin, Metts, Cool Rumsey

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- CHILDCARE ASSISTANCE TRANSITION PROGRAM (This act would establish the pilot childcare assistance transition program.)

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03/04/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

05/08/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/13/2014)

05/13/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study



Senate Bill No. 2791  SUB A

BY  Gallo, McCaffrey, Felag, Miller, Lynch

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP - SCHOOL POPULATION (Requires the prioritizing of state aid for the funding of full-day kindergarten programs. The commissioner of elementary and secondary education would rank all eligible school districts to ensure the quality and sustainability of each program.)

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03/25/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

05/19/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/21/2014)

05/21/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

06/02/2014 Scheduled for consideration

06/04/2014 Meeting postponed (06/04/2014)

06/20/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/20/2014)

06/20/2014 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

06/20/2014 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/20/2014)

06/20/2014 Senate passed Sub A

06/20/2014 Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2014)

06/20/2014 House passed Sub A in concurrence


House Bill No. 
7241

BY  Cimini, Diaz, Slater, Ferri, O`Neill

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (would eliminate the asset test for eligibility child care assistance program for low-income working families and would also require beneficiaries to cooperate in enforcing child support orders for any child for whom child care assistance is received)

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01/30/2014 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/18/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/30/2014)

04/30/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

House Bill No. 7243

BY  Cimini, Diaz, Slater, Ferri, Ajello

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (would allow a family to qualify for low-income child care assistance for the time an adult member of the family is participating in education or training, provided that the adult is working at least 20 hours per week, and such child care is necessary)

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01/30/2014 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/18/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/30/2014)

04/30/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

House Bill No. 7421

BY  Diaz, Slater, Williams, Almeida, Ferri

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (would afford subsidized child care to existing eligible families whose incomes are between 100% and 225% of the applicable federal property guideline, according to a sliding scale adopted by the department of human services)

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02/12/2014 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/18/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/30/2014)

04/30/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study



House Bill No. 7563  SUB A

BY  Diaz, Slater, Almeida, Williams, Ferri

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - TO IMPROVE EARLY EDUCATION ACCESS AND AFFORDABILITY (This act extends the sunset provision for the child care subsidy transition program within the department of human services from September 30, 2014 to September 30, 2016, a period of two (2) years.)

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02/26/2014 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/18/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/30/2014)

04/30/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

06/18/2014 Scheduled for consideration (06/18/2014)

06/18/2014 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

06/18/2014 Placed on House Calendar (06/18/2014)

06/18/2014 House passed Sub A

 

House Bill No. 7668

BY  Tomasso, Amore, Walsh, McNamara, Ferri

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SECRETARY OF EDUCATION (This act would establish an executive office of education headed by a secretary of education, for the purpose of overall management of the public education system.)

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02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

04/04/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/09/2014)

04/09/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 
7733  as amended

BY  Ruggiero, Cimini, Diaz, Valencia, Ferri

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (Extends the period of time that the DHS provides childcare to families with income below 180% of the federal poverty level under the RI works program by 6 months to June 30, 2015.)

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02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/18/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/30/2014)

04/30/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

06/17/2014 Scheduled for consideration (06/18/2014)

06/18/2014 Committee recommends passage as amended

06/18/2014 Placed on House Calendar (06/18/2014)

06/18/2014 House passed as amended


House Bill No. 
7736

BY  Williams, Cimini, Tanzi, Lima, Almeida

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- CHILD CARE STATE SUBSIDIES (This act would increase the state subsidies for child care services by forty-two dollars ($42.00) per week.)

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02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to House Finance

 

House Bill No. 7737

BY  Williams, Cimini, Tanzi, Lima, Almeida

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - CHILD CARE - STATE SUBSIDIES (Provides that the department of human services establish increased rates of compensation for certain child care providers and centers with national child care accreditation.)

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02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to House Finance

 

House Bill No. 7738

BY  Williams, Cimini, Tanzi, Lima, Almeida

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES-CHILD CARE-STATE SUBSIDIES (Establishes a no cost online database at DOH available to child care providers to monitor co-payments due from families receiving assistance with access available to providers not receiving assistance payments for a fee.)

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02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to House Finance

 

House Resolution No. 7896

BY  Messier, Serpa, Fellela, Diaz, O'Brien

ENTITLED, JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION -- RIGHT TO AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION

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03/06/2014 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

04/04/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/09/2014)

04/09/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study