S. 1086: Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014

Introduced:
Jun 03, 2013
Status:
Passed Senate
Prognosis
43% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Barbara Mikulski
Senior Senator from Maryland
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 13, 2014
Length
104 pages
Related Bills
S. 624 (Related)
Child Care Protection Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 20, 2013

 
Status

This bill passed in the Senate on March 13, 2014 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Progress
Introduced Jun 03, 2013
Referred to Committee Jun 03, 2013
Reported by Committee Sep 18, 2013
Passed Senate Mar 13, 2014
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

43% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to reauthorize and improve the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Votes
Mar 13, 2014 3:17 p.m.
Bill Passed 96/2

Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (3D, 3R) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


2/25/2014--Reported to Senate amended.
Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 -
Section 3 -
Reauthorizes the child care and development block grant program (CCDBG) under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 through FY2020 at the level of discretionary appropriations necessary.
Section 4 -
Allows governors to designate a collaborative agency or establish a joint interagency office to serve as the lead agency responsible for administering CCDBG.
Requires the lead agency, at the option of an Indian tribe or organization in the state, to collaborate and coordinate with that tribe or tribal organization in the development of the state child care and development plan.
Section 5 -
Increases from two to three years the period that must be covered by a state child care and development plan.
Revises and expands plan requirements to include, among others, compliance with state licensing requirements and state and local health and safety requirements, compliance with child abuse reporting requirements, protection for working parents, and coordination with other programs. Prescribes early learning and developmental guidelines.
Authorizes a state to use funds to establish or support a system of local or regional child care resource and referral organizations.
Section 6 -
Requires that states spend the following percentages of their program funding to improve the quality of child care:
(1) no less than 6% of such funds in the first two fiscal years after the enactment of this Act,
(2) no less than 8% of such funds in the third and fourth fiscal years after enactment, and
(3) no less than 10% of such founds in the fifth fiscal year.
Requires states to spend, in addition, at least 3% of such funds in the first fiscal year after enactment, and each succeeding year, to improve the quality of care for infants and toddlers.
Requires states receiving funds under such Act to carry out: (1) not fewer than two of several specified activities affecting the quality of child care, which include training and use of early learning and developmental guidelines; and (2) criminal background checks for child care staff members of child care providers.
Section 7 -
Makes ineligible for employment by a licensed, regulated, or registered child care provider any individual who: (1) refuses to consent to a criminal background check, (2) knowingly makes a materially false statement in connection with such a background check, (3) is registered or is required to be registered on a state sex offender registry or the National Sex Offender Registry, or (4) has been convicted of one or more specified felonies.
Prescribes requirements for the process of background checks, including fees a state may charge.
Section 8 -
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to: (1) provide technical assistance to states (which may be on a reimbursable basis), consistent with scientifically valid research, to carry out the CCDBG; and (2) disseminate, for voluntary informational purposes, information on practices that scientifically valid research indicates are most successful in improving the quality of programs that receive assistance under the CCDBG.
Declares that nothing shall be construed as granting the Secretary authority to permit states to alter the eligibility requirements for eligible children, including work requirements that apply to the parents of eligible children.
Authorizes a state to request the Secretary for relief from any provision of federal law (including a regulation, policy, or procedure) affecting the delivery of child care services with federal funds that conflicts with any CCDBG requirement.
Requires states receiving CCDBG funds to collect monthly information on whether children receiving CCDBG assistance are homeless.
Directs the Secretary to operate a national toll-free hotline and website.
Section 9 -
Directs the Secretary to reserve $1 million of the amount appropriated for the CCDBG each fiscal year for the operation of the national toll-free hotline and website.
Directs the Secretary, in consultation with Indian tribes and tribal organizations, to develop minimum child care standards applicable to any of them receiving assistance through the CCDBG.
Section 10 -
Defines "child with a disability" as one under age 13 who has a disability and is eligible for early intervention services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Section 11 -
Directs the Comptroller General (GAO) to study the number of families eligible to receive assistance under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 who have applied for it and been placed on a waiting list.
Section 12 -
Makes a conforming amendment to the Public Health Service Act.

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