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HB 332 (BR 1390) - D. Graham, J. Kay, D. Horlander, T. Riner

     AN ACT relating to early childhood.
     Amend KRS 199.8943 to clarify participating agencies and schedule for implementing early child care and education provider rating system.


     HFA (1, J. DeCesare) - Retain original provisions except require discontinuation of rating system upon depletion of the federal Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Fund grant.
     SCS - Retain original provisions, except provide definitions necessary for implementing KRS 199:8943; clarify applicability between public-funded and private programs; require the Early Childhood Advisory Council to provide annual progress reports to the Interim Joint Committee on Education and the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare; limit duplication of administrative regulations across implementing agencies; amend KRS 199.8941 to sunset regulations on December 31, 2017 unless extended by legislation of the General Assembly; amend KRS 199.8996 to clarify child-care center licensure exemptions; amend KRS 199.8996 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Early Childhood Advisory Council to report plan for sustaining quality-based system after depletion of federal funds; amend KRS 200.703 to conform.
     SFA (1, R. Palmer II) - Define a public-funded program as one which receives local, state, or federal funding.

     Feb 5-introduced in House
     Feb 6-to Education (H); posted in committee
     Feb 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 12-2nd reading, to Rules; taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 14-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) defeated ; passed 79-11
     Feb 18-received in Senate
     Feb 20-to Education (S)
     Mar 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 21-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 24-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 25, 2014; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 25-3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 26-received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 27-taken from Rules; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; received in Senate
     Mar 31-to Rules (S); posted for passage for receding from Senate Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) for Monday, March 31, 2014; Senate refused to recede from Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate

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