Senate Bill 203

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Last Action 02/28/24: recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
Title AN ACT relating to early childhood education.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1712
Sponsors D. Carroll, J. Adams, D. Harper Angel, W. Westerfield
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to offer an associate degree program in interdisciplinary early childhood education entrepreneurship; create a new section of KRS Chapter 199 to establish the Division of Regulated Early Childhood Education within the Office of Inspector General within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; establish the Division of Early Childhood Education within the Department for Community Based Services within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; amend KRS 164.787 to change the definition of "eligible program of study"; create new sections of KRS Chapter 199 to create definitions, establish the innovations in early childhood education delivery fund, the foundations for early learning fund, the family early childhood educator provider fund, and the early childhood education provider start up fund; establish the requirements and operations of the funds for the purpose of offering grants to applicants for the purpose of increasing the availability of early childhood education services in the Commonwealth; amend KRS 199.894 to define "Child Care and Development Fund" and "Child Care Assistance Program"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 199 to establish eligibility requirements of the Child Care Assistance Program; amend KRS 199.8983 and 12.020 to conform; provide that the Act may be cited as the Horizons Act.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - Early childhood education provider funds, establishment
Occupations and Professions - Early childhood education provider funds, establishment
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Early Childhood Education, establishment
State Agencies - CHFS, Division of Regulated Early Childhood Education, establishment
Children and Minors - Early childhood education provider funds, establishment
Short Titles and Popular Names - Horizons Act
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1

Actions

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02/13/24
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/15/24
  • to Families & Children (S)
02/27/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
02/28/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 164.787 to change the definition of "eligible program of study" to include an associate degree program in interdisciplinary early childhood education entrepreneurship; make changes in the new sections of KRS Chapter 199 to specify that the foundations for early learning fund grants shall be issued semi-annually and specify that the early childhood education provider start-up fund is available to new and certain existing providers; create a new section of KRS Chapter 199 to establish eligibility requirements of the Child Care Assistance Program including a transition period for when individuals are no longer eligible; amend new range in KRS Chapter 199 to change the definitions for "eligible applicant" and "eligible project" related to the innovations in early childhood education delivery funds.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Early childhood education provider funds, establishment
Occupations and Professions - Early childhood education provider funds, establishment
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Early Childhood Education, establishment
State Agencies - CHFS, Division of Regulated Early Childhood Education, establishment
Children and Minors - Early childhood education provider funds, establishment
Short Titles and Popular Names - Horizons Act

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Carroll
Summary Make technical change related to the definition of "eligible program of study" that includes an associate degree program in interdisciplinary early childhood education entrepreneurship.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Early childhood education provider funds, establishment
Occupations and Professions - Early childhood education provider funds, establishment
Children and Minors - Early childhood education provider funds, establishment
Short Titles and Popular Names - Horizons Act
Technical Corrections - SB 203

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