HB 395

Posted Posted in LS2019, Pro

Provides that federal funds may not be used as matching funds and changes the minimum match rate to 1:1, using only money from the LA Early Childhood Education Fund. Proposed law also authorizes BESE, if there is money in the fund after the board has funded every qualifying project pursuant to present law, to award remaining money in the fund for the exclusive use of Type III early learning centers to provide quality care for children ages birth through 2 who are eligible for CCAP.

HB 490

Posted Posted in LS2019, Pro

Expands the definition of a child occupied facility regarding the present law that requires testing of child-occupied facilities for lead and mercury.

HB 537

Posted Posted in LS2019, Watching

Assigns parental rights of parents or other individuals with children in the foster care system to the Department of Children and Family Services and amends rights of parents, including prohibiting any parent or individual who has had a child removed from their custody or voluntarily placed in foster care from entering into a contract for the collection of financial support.