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Parent Voices Co-Sponsored Legislation

2017:

  • AB 273: (Aguiar-Curry)Unlocking Opportunities for Families Sponsored by Parent Voices, Women’s Foundation of CA-Women’s Policy Institute-Passed the Assembly by unanimous bipartisan support 80-0; Passed Senate Education Committee 6-1 next to Senate Human Services with recommendation to pass on consent.

AB 273 would give low-income families greater access to subsidized childcare services by adding enrollment in English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (HSE) Certification Preparation courses to the existing eligibility requirements to qualify for child care assistance.

  • AB 60 (Santiago and Gonzalez) Child Care Protections for Working Families
    Sponsored by Parent Voices, Child Care Law Center, and First 5 CA-Passed the Assembly by unanimous bipartisan support 80-0; It was held in Committee because the provisions of AB 60 were implemented through the State Budget.

This measure will help eligible families achieve stability by guaranteeing a minimum of 12-months of continuous child care without punitive interim reporting requirements which will help to build their family’s economic security. In addition, it will end the decade long freeze on income guidelines that has resulted in families turning down hard earned raises and promotions in order to remain eligible for child care assistance.

2016:

  • AB 2150 (Santiago, Weber, and Gonzalez) Child Care Protections for Working Families Sponsored by Parent Voices and Child Care Law Center-Passed the Assembly by unanimous bipartisan support 80-0; Passed Senate Education Committee 9-0; Held in Senate Appropriations due to cost.

This measure will help eligible families achieve stability by guaranteeing a minimum of 12-months of continuous child care without punitive interim reporting requirements which will help to build their family’s economic security. In addition, it will end the decade long freeze on income guidelines that has resulted in families turning down hard earned raises and promotions in order to remain eligible for child care assistance.