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Bill NumberPatron Co-PatronsTopicSummaryStatusAdditional Information Partnership Stanceupdated 2.22.23
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HB 1423Del. Carrie Coyner (R-HD-62) Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-HD-45)School Readiness Committee; renaming as Commission on Early Childhood Care and Education; purpose; membership; powers and dutiesRenames the School Readiness Committee as the Commission on Early Childhood Care and Education and makes several changes to the Commission, including adjusting its purpose, increasing and adjusting its membership, and establishing eight enumerated powers and duties for the Commission.Prefiled (12/14/22); Referred to Education Committee (12/14/22); Assigned to House Education Early Childhood/Innovation Subcmte (1/17/23); House Education Early Childhood/Innovation Subcmte recommends reported with amendments (8-0) (1/18/23); Reported from House Education Cmte (21-0)(1/23/23); Passed out of House in block vote (98-0)(1/27/23)

Referred to Senate Rules Committee (1/30/23); Reported from Senate Rules Committee (14-0)(2/10/23); Passed Senate (40-0)(2/14/23)
1/18/23 Subcmte hearing: Representatives from VEA, VPP, VPiA, VHHA, VECF, VACo, VCCA, VA Municipal League, Virginia Chamber, HII (Newport News Shipbuilding), Voice's, VPP Parent Advisory, Chamber RVA, and Virginia PTA testified in support of the bill.SUPPORT
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HB 1479Del. Tim Anderson (R-HD-83)Del. Nadarius Clark (D-HD-79)
Del. Kaye Kory (D-HD-38)
Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-HD-87)
Employer-provided childcare tax credit.Creates a tax credit for taxable years 2023 through 2027 for qualified childcare expenses, as defined by the bill, incurred by a small business, as defined by the bill, in the amount of 20 percent of such business's aggregate monthly payments made for such expenses in the preceding taxable year. The amount of the credit allowed to a taxpayer shall not exceed $300,000 per taxable year.Prefiled (12/30/22); Assigned to House Finance Subcmte #3 (1/19/23); Subcmte recommends reporting with amendments (7-0)(1/30/23); Subcmte recommends referring to House Approps Committee (1/30/23); Reported from House Finance Committee with amendments (18-3)(2/1/23); Referred to House Approps Committee (2/1/23); Left in House Approps Committee (2/7/23)MONITOR
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HB 1636Del. David Bulova (D-HD-37)Operating or engaging in the conduct of a child day program or family day system without a license.Clarifies that, for the purpose of the Class 4 felony prescribed for any parent, guardian, or other person responsible for the care of a child younger than the age of 18 who by willful act or willful omission or refusal to provide any necessary care for the child's health causes or permits serious injury to the life or health of such child, the term "willful act or willful omission" includes operating or engaging in the conduct of a child day program or family day system without first obtaining a license such person knows is required by relevant law or after such license has been revoked or has expired and not been renewed.Prefiled (1/7/23); Referred to Courts of Justice Committee (1/7/23); Assigned to House Courts Subcmte #1 (1/26/23); Subcmte recommends reporting with amendments (8-0)(1/27/23); Reported from Courts of Justice Committee with amendments (20-0)(2/1/23); Passed out of House in block vote (99-0)(2/7/23)

Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee (2/8/23); Reported from Senate Judiciary Cmte (15-0)(2/15/23); Referred to Senate Finance & Approps Cmte (2/15/23); Reported from Senate Finance & Approps Cmte (16-0)(2/16/23); Pased Senate (40-0)(2/21/23)
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HB 1698Del. Marcus Simon (D-HD-53)Child day programs; exemption from licensure; certain programs offered by local school divisions.Exempts from the requirement to be licensed by the Board of Education any child day program offered by a local school division that is operated for no more than four hours per day on full instructional days or for more than four hours per day on shortened instructional days or noninstructional days, staffed by local school division employees, and attended by children who are at least three years of age and are enrolled in public school or a preschool program within such school division. Under current law, only a child day program offered by a local school division that is operated for no more than four hours per day, staffed by local school division employees, and attended by children who are at least three years of age and are enrolled in public school or a preschool program within such school division is eligible to be exempt from licensure.Prefiled (1/9/23); Referred to Education Committee (1/9/23); Assigned to House Education Early Childhood/Innovation Subcmte (1/24/23); House Education Early Childhood/Innovation Subcmte recommends reporting (8-0)(1/25/23); Reported from House Education Committee (22-0)(1/30/23); Passed out of House in block vote (99-0)(2/3/23)

Referred to Senate Ed & Health Committee (2/6/23); Reported from Senate Ed & Health Committee (15-0)(2/9/23) ; Passed Senate (40-0)(2/13/23)
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HB 1700Del. Mike Cherry (R-HD-66)Early childhood care and education; licensure requirements;certain accredited private school exempt.Provides that child day programs that are affiliated with an accredited private school located west of Sandy Ridge and on the watersheds of Big Sandy River and to which no contributions are made by the Commonwealth, shall not be required to obtain licensure to operate in the Commonwealth. Current law exempts only those programs that are offered to students who reside at such private school.Prefiled (1/9/23); Referred to House Education Committee (1/9/23); Assigned to House Education Early Childhood/Innovation Subcmte (1/17/23); House Education Early Childhood/Innovation Subcmte recommends reporting (8-0) (1/18/23); Reported from House Education Committee (19-2)(1/23/23); Passed out of House (88-10)(1/27/23)

Referred to Senate Ed & Health Committee (1/30/23); Reported from Senate Ed & Health Committee (15-0)(2/9/23); Passed Senate (40-0)(2/13/23)
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HB 1713Del. Mike Cherry (R-HD-66)Del. James EdmundsCertain child day programs exempt from licensure by the Superintendent of Public Instruction; age.Clarifies that any child day program offered by a private school accredited by and in good standing with the Virginia Council for Private Education, operated for no more than four hours per day, staffed by the accredited private school's employees, and attended by school-age children who are enrolled in the accredited private school is exempt from licensure by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Current law provides a licensure exemption for any such program that is attended by children who are at least five years of age.Prefiled (1/9/23); Referred to House Education Committee (1/9/23); Assigned to House Education Early Childhood/Innovation Subcmte (1/17/23); House Education Early Childhood/Innovation Subcmte recommends reporting (8-0) (1/18/23); Reported from House Education Committee (20-0)(1/23/23); Passed out of House in block vote (98-0)(1/27/23)

Referred to Senate Ed & Health Committee (1/30/23); Reported from Senate Ed & Health Committee (15-0)(2/9/23); Passed Senate (40-0)(2/13/23)
1/18/23 Subcommittee hearing: Jenna Conway (DOE) offered support of this bill. MONITOR
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HB 1825Del. John Avoli (R-HD-20) Del. Nadarius Clark (D-HD-79)
Del. Kaye Kory (D-HD-38)
Del. Michelle Maldonado (D-HD-50)
Del. Irene Shin (D-HD-86)
Del. A.C. Cordoza
Child care; background checks.Allows applicants for employment and applicants to serve as volunteers to work in certain child day centers, family day homes, and family day systems pending the results of a full background check, provided that (i) the applicant has received qualifying results on a fingerprint-based background check through the Central Criminal Records Exchange or the Federal Bureau of Investigation and (ii) the applicant is supervised at all times by a person who received a qualifying result on a full background check within the past five years.Prefiled (1/10/23); Referred to House Education Committee (1/10/23); Assigned to House Education Early Childhood/Innovation Subcmte (1/24/23); Stricken from docket by House Education Committee (22-0)(1/30/23)SUPPORT
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HB 2342Del. Ellen Campbell (R-HD-24)Del. Chris Head (R-HD-17) Background checks; services for children and developmental services; adult substance abuse and mental health services.Separates background check requirements for direct care positions with service providers and community boards. The bill separates provisions regarding background checks of employees in direct care positions providing adult substance abuse and mental health services from those of background checks of employees in direct care positions providing services for children and developmental services.Introduced (1/12/23); Referred to Committee on HWI (1/12/23); Assigned to House HWI Subcmte #2 (1/19/23); Subcmte recommends reporting (10-0)(1/26/23); Reported from House HWI Committee (21-0)(1/31/23); Passed out of House in block vote (100-0)(2/6/23)

Referred to Senate Ed & Health Committee (2/7/23); Reported from Senate Ed & Health Cmte (14-0)(2/16/23); Passed Senate (40-0)(2/20/23)
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