Amendments for SB21-236

Senate Journal, April 23
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-236 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 3, line 1, before "repeal" insert "amend (4)(b); and".

Page 3, strike line 4 and substitute "- created - timeline and criteria - grant
awards - definitions. (4) (b) A grant award must range from at least three
thousand dollars to no more than fifty TWO HUNDRED thousand dollars. In
awarding a grant, the state department shall use the applicant's existing or
proposed licensed child care capacity, as well as the applicant's need, as key
criteria in determining the amount of the grant award.
(6) This".

Page 3, line 17, strike "EMPLOYER." and substitute "EMPLOYER OR MULTIPLE
EMPLOYERS.".

Page 4, strike lines 10 through 12.

Renumber succeeding subparagraphs accordingly.

Page 5, line 2, strike "PROPERTY;" and substitute "PROPERTY OR A WRITTEN
STATEMENT FROM THE LANDLORD EXPRESSING CONSENT TO THE REQUESTED
ALTERATIONS;".

Page 5, line 5, after "CHILDHOOD" insert "CARE AND EDUCATION".

Page 6, line 7, strike "FIVE" and substitute "FOUR".

Page 6, line 13, strike "AND".

Page 6, line 15, strike "CAPACITY." and substitute "CAPACITY; AND
(f) APPLICANTS WITH STAFF THAT REPRESENT OR REFLECT THE
LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF THE FAMILIES LIVING OR WORKING IN
THEIR COMMUNITY, INCLUDING DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS.".

Page 6, line 20, after "CARE," insert "INCLUDING LINGUISTICALLY AND
CULTURALLY COMPETENT CARE,".

Page 7, line 8, after "CHILDREN" insert "AND FAMILIES".

Page 7, strike line 18 and substitute "PROGRAM, INCLUDING THE INDUSTRY TYPE
OF THE ENTITY AND GEOGRAPHIC REGION SERVED BY THE ENTITY.".

Page 7, strike lines 24 and 25.

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 8, line 12, strike "EDUCATORS" and substitute "EDUCATORS, INCLUDING
QUALIFIED MULTILINGUAL AND CULTURALLY COMPETENT EDUCATORS,".

Page 14, line 24, after "HAS" insert "HAD".

Page 14, line 26, after "SYSTEM" insert "DURING THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS".

Page 17, line 1, strike "NEEDS;" and substitute "NEEDS AND DUAL LANGUAGE
LEARNER CHILDREN;".

Page 19, line 9, strike "26-6-805" and substitute "26-6-804".


Education



Senate Journal, May 6
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-236 be amended as
follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend the Education Committee Report, dated April 22, 2021, page 1, strike
line 9 and substitute "award AND SHALL PRIORITIZE MAKING MULTIPLE SMALLER
GRANT AWARDS.".

Page 2 of the report, line 3, strike "AND".

Page 2 of the report, line 6, strike "LEARNERS."." and substitute "LEARNERS;
AND
(g) APPLICANTS WHOSE PRIMARY INDUSTRY AND AREA OF BUSINESS IS
OTHER THAN CHILD CARE.".

Amend printed bill, page 2, before line 2 insert:
"SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 26-6-801, amend (2)(a)
as follows:
26-6-801. Legislative declaration. (2) (a) Therefore, the general
assembly finds it is a matter of statewide concern that we take immediate action
to save and protect our child care infrastructure. Doing so INFRASTRUCTURE,
INCLUDING OFFERING A WIDE RANGE OF CHILD CARE OPTIONS, INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CHILD CARE CENTERS, DAY CARE
CENTERS, SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE CENTERS, BEFORE- AND AFTER-SCHOOL
PROGRAMS, NURSERY SCHOOLS, KINDERGARTENS, PRESCHOOLS, CHURCH DAY
CARE CENTERS, DAY CAMPS, SUMMER CAMPS, FACILITIES FOR CHILDREN WITH
INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND OTHER FACILITIES
DESCRIBED IN SECTION 26-6-102 (5). SUPPORTING THIS MIXED DELIVERY OF
CHILD CARE enables the state to invest in its children's futures, advance gender
equity in the home and the workplace, and rebuild an economy that works for
all Coloradans. When Colorado families have access to child care, everyone
benefits.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 6 of the printed bill, strike lines 4 through 6 and substitute:
"(a) APPLICANTS THAT SERVE A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF EMPLOYEES WITH
WAGES BELOW THE AREA'S MEDIAN INCOME;".

Page 19 of the printed bill, line 14, strike "$4,200,000" and substitute
"$62,540,912".

Page 19 of the printed bill, strike lines 19 through 25 and substitute:
"(a) $35,000,000 for the child care sustainability grant program created
in section 26-6-802 (2), C.R.S., which amount is based on an assumption that
the office will require an additional 1.0 FTE. Any money appropriated in this
subsection (2)(a) not expended prior to July 1, 2022, is further appropriated for
use by the office of early childhood for the 2022-23 state fiscal year for the
same purposes;
(b) $16,800,000 for the community innovation and resilience for care
and learning equity (CIRCLE) grant program created in section 26-6-807 (2),
C.R.S., which amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an
additional 1.0 FTE. Any money appropriated in this subsection (2)(b) not
expended prior to July 1, 2022, is further appropriated for use by the office of
early childhood for the 2022-23 state fiscal year for the same purposes;
(c) $7,200,000 for the early care and education recruitment and
retention grant and scholarship program created in section 26-6-805 (2), C.R.S.,
which amount is based on an assumption that the office will require an
additional 4.0 FTE;
(d) $3,000,000 for the child care teacher salary grant program created
in section 26-6-806 (2), C.R.S., which amount is based on an assumption that
the office will require an additional 1.0 FTE; and
(e) $540,912 for the administration, monitoring, compliance, and
reporting requirements associated with the money appropriated in this
subsection (2), which amount is based on an assumption that the office will
require an additional 4.0 FTE.
(3) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $30,167,425 is appropriated to the
department of human services for use by the office of early childhood. This
appropriation is from federal funds from child care development funds. The
office of early childhood may use this appropriation as follows:
(a) $23,845,252 for the child care assistance program;
(b) $4,000,000 for child care grants for quality and availability and
federal targeted funds requirements, which amount is based on an assumption
that the office will require an additional 2.0 FTE;
(c) $2,150,000 for the early childhood mental health consultation
program created in section 26-6.5-402 (1)(a), C.R.S., which amount is based on
an assumption that the office will require an additional 1.0 FTE; and
(d) $172,173 for the administration, monitoring, compliance, and
reporting requirements associated with the money appropriated in this
subsection (3), which amount is based on an assumption that the office will
require an additional 2.0 FTE.".


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