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March 7, 2007

House Bills 95 & 96: The Quality Child Care Act—Subsidized Child Care

Author:
Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee

Summary:
House Bill 95 creates a “quality child care system” to subsidize child care for families that qualify for financial assistance. House Bill 96 allocates more than $12.3 million dollars over the next year and a half to fund this system.

Status:





1/2/2007(House) Both bills pre-filed
1/9/2007(House) Both bills introduced
1/9/2007(House) H.B. 95 referred to House Labor, Health, & Social Services Committee
1/9/2007(House) H.B. 96 referred to House Appropriations Committee
1/30/2007(House) H.B. 95: Labor, Health, & Social Services Committee recommended amend and do pass
1/30/2007(House) H.B. 95 placed on general file
1/31/2007(House) H.B. 96: Appropriations Committee recommended amend and do pass
1/31/2007(House) H.B. 96 placed on general file
1/31/2007(House) H.B. 95 amendments adopted
1/31/2007(House) H.B. 95 passed Committee of the Whole
2/1/2007(House) H.B. 96 amendments adopted
2/1/2007(House) H.B. 96 passed Committee of the Whole
2/1/2007(House) H.B. 95 amendment adopted
2/1/2007(House) H.B. 95 passed second reading
2/2/2007(House) H.B. 96 amendment failed
2/2/2007(House) H.B. 96 passed second reading
2/2/2007(House) H.B. 96 passed 3rd reading
2/5/2007(House) H.B. 95 received for introduction
2/5/2007(House) H.B. 96 passed third reading
2/5/2007(Senate) H.B. 95 introduced and referred to Labor, Health, & Social Services Committee
2/6/2007(Senate) H.B. 96 received for introduction
2/6/2007(Senate) H.B. 96 introduced and referred to Labor, Health, & Social Services Committee
2/14/2007(Senate) H.B. 95: Labor, Health, & Social Services Committee recommended amend and do pass
2/14/2007(Senate) H.B. 95 placed on general file
2/14/2007(Senate) H.B. 96: Labor, Health, & Social Services Committee recommended amend and do pass
2/22/2007(Senate) H.B. 95: Amendments adopted
2/22/2007(Senate) H.B. 95 passed Committee of the Whole
2/22/2007(Senate) H.B. 96: Appropriations Committee recommended amend and do pass
2/22/2007(Senate) H.B. 96 placed on general file
2/22/2007(Senate) H.B. 96: Amendments adopted
2/22/2007(Senate) H.B. 96: Amendment failed
2/22/2007(Senate) H.B. 96 passed Committee of the Whole
2/23/2007(Senate) H.B. 95 passed second reading
2/23/2007(Senate) H.B. 96: Amendment adopted
2/23/2007(Senate) H.B. 96 passed second reading
2/26/2007(Senate) H.B. 95 passed third reading
2/26/2007(Senate) H.B. 96 passed third reading
2/27/2007(House) H.B. 95 received for concurrence
2/27/2007(House) H.B. 95: Did concur
2/27/2007H.B. 95 assigned Number HEA0103
2/27/2007(House) H.B. 95: Speaker signed HEA Number 103
2/27/2007(House) H.B. 96 received for concurrence
2/27/2007(House) H.B. 96: Did concur
2/27/2007H.B. 96 assigned Number HEA0104
2/28/2007(Senate) H.B. 95: President signed HEA Number 103
2/28/2007(House) H.B. 96: Speaker signed HEA Number 104
2/28/2007(Senate) H.B. 96: President signed HEA Number 104

HSLDA’s Position:
Neutral. Amendments have substantially reduced these bills’ threat.

Action Requested:
None

 Other Resources

WyWatch Article—“An Inside Look: Quality Child Care”

WyWatch Article—“Quality Child Care Unmasked In Wyoming!”

January-22-2007—Wyoming—Calls Needed to Oppose “Quality Child Care” Bill

Bill Text (H.B. 95) (enrolled)    (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill Text (H.B. 96) (enrolled)    (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)