Amendments for SB22-213

Senate Journal, April 25
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-213 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 4, line 21, strike "NINETEEN" and substitute
"SIXTEEN".

Page 4, line 27, after the period add "THE DEPARTMENT MAY REIMBURSE AN
EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNCIL UP TO TEN PERCENT OF THE GRANT AMOUNT FOR
ALLOWABLE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS OF THE GRANT PROGRAM."

Page 7, line 7, strike "TWO" and substitute "FIVE".

Page 7, line 9, strike "PROVIDERS, WITH ONE" and substitute "PROVIDERS.".

Page 7, strike lines 10 through 13.

Page 8, line 3, after "training" insert "and grant".

Page 8, after line 7 insert:
"(b) "ELIGIBLE ENTITY" MEANS A FAMILY, FRIEND, AND NEIGHBOR
PROVIDER THAT IS ACTIVELY PROVIDING INFORMAL, LICENSE-EXEMPT CHILD
CARE AND HAS COMPLETED TRAINING IN ONE OR MORE AREAS OF THE TRAINING
AND GRANT PROGRAM CREATED IN SUBSECTION (3) OF THIS SECTION.".

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 8, line 12, after "TRAINING" insert "AND GRANT".

Page 8, line 13, after "TRAINING" insert "AND GRANT".

Page 8, line 20, after the period add "AT LEAST TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE
MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY GROUP MUST RESIDE IN COUNTIES WITH A
POPULATION BELOW FORTY THOUSAND PEOPLE.".

Page 8, strike lines 23 and 24 and substitute:
"(I) MEMBERS OF THE FFN EARLY CHILDHOOD WORKFORCE AND".

Page 9, line 2, strike "REPRESENTATIVES" and substitute "PARENTS OF
CHILDREN WHO RECEIVE CARE THROUGH FFN PROVIDERS, REPRESENTATIVES".
Page 9, line 14, after "TRAINING" insert "AND GRANT".

Page 9, line 15, after "TRAINING" insert "AND GRANT".

Page 9, lines 18 and 19, strike "INFORMATION AND TRAINING" and substitute
"INFORMATION, TRAINING, AND GRANT FUNDING,".

Page 9, line 19, before "BEST" insert "FFN PROVIDERS WITH SKILLS AND
KNOWLEDGE ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT,
AND".

Page 10, line 2, strike "SPECIAL NEEDS;" and substitute "DEVELOPMENTAL,
EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL, OR COGNITIVE DISABILITIES OR DELAYS;".

Page 10, after line 7 insert:
"(b) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE COMMUNITY-BASED AND
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WITH FUNDING TO OFFER GRANTS TO ELIGIBLE
ENTITIES. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CREATE A PROCESS FOR SOLICITING,
VETTING, AWARDING, AND MONITORING GRANTS TO ELIGIBLE ENTITIES,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CREATING A MECHANISM TO COLLECT
DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR FEDERAL REPORTING. THE
MAXIMUM GRANT AWARD MUST NOT EXCEED NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY
DOLLARS. ALLOWABLE USES FOR A GRANT INCLUDE:
(I) HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS IN THE HOME;
(II) AGE-APPROPRIATE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS;
(III) AGE-APPROPRIATE FURNITURE; AND
(IV) AGE-APPROPRIATE TOYS AND BOOKS.".

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 10, line 10, before "PROCESSES;" insert "AND QUALIFIED EXEMPT".

Page 10, line 20, after "TRAINING" insert "AND GRANT".

Page 11, line 4, strike "FOUR" and substitute "SEVEN".

Page 11, strike line 27 and substitute:
26.5-3-904. Home visiting for early learning grant program -
authorized".

Page 12, line 1, after "rules - " insert "definition -".

Page 12, line 5, strike "THE".

Page 12, strike line 6 and substitute "HOME VISITING FOR EARLY LEARNING
GRANT PROGRAM. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "HOME VISITING FOR
EARLY LEARNING" MEANS AN EVIDENCE-BASED, TWO-GENERATION, AND
HOME-BASED PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES WHO ARE ISOLATED BY
LANGUAGE, CULTURE, OR GEOGRAPHY AND WHO HAVE CHILDREN AGES TWO
THROUGH SIX WHO ARE AT RISK FOR NOT BEING PREPARED FOR KINDERGARTEN.
THE HOME VISITING FOR EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM MUST BE PROVEN TO
SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE SCHOOL READINESS THROUGH THE DELIVERY OF AN
EVIDENCE-BASED PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM THAT INCLUDES LANGUAGE
LITERACY, MATH, SCIENCE, GROSS MOTOR DEVELOPMENT, AND SOCIAL
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT THAT IS DELIVERED IN THE HOME BY A TRAINED HOME
VISITOR.".


Health &
Human
Services


Senate Journal, April 28
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-213 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.
Amend printed bill, page 12, after line 18 insert:

"SECTION 8. Appropriation. (1) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
$49,500,000 is appropriated to the department of early childhood. This
appropriation is from the economic recovery and relief cash fund created in
section 24-75-228 (2)(a), C.R.S., is of money the state received from the federal
coronavirus state fiscal recovery fund, and is based on an assumption that the
department will require an additional 15.6 FTE. To implement this act, the
department may use this appropriation for:
(a) $16,000,000 for use by the early learning access and quality division
for the emerging and expanding child care grant program, which amount is
based on an assumption that the division will require an additional 3.5 FTE;
(b) $10,000,000 for use by the early learning access and quality division
for the employer-based child care facility grant program, which amount is based
on an assumption that the division will require an additional 0.5 FTE;
(c) $15,000,000 for use by the early learning access and quality division
for the early care and education recruitment and retention grant and scholarship
program, which amount is based on an assumption that the division will require
an additional 2.5 FTE;
(d) $7,500,000 for use by the early learning access and quality division
for the family, friend, and neighbor training and grant program, which amount
is based on an assumption that the division will require an additional 8.8 FTE;
and
(e) $1,000,000 for use by the community and family support division for
the home visiting for early learning grant program, which amount is based on
an assumption that the division will require an additional 0.3 FTE.
(2) Any money appropriated in subsection (1) not expended prior to July
1, 2023, is further appropriated to the department from July 1, 2023, through
December 30, 2024, for the same purpose.
(3) For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $50,000 000 is appropriated to the
department of early childhood for use by the early learning access and quality
division. This appropriation is from federal funds from child care development
funds. To implement this act, the division may use this appropriation for the
child care sustainability grant program. Any money appropriated in this section
not expended prior to July 1, 2023, is further appropriated to the department
from July 1, 2023, through September 30, 2023, for the same purpose.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 1, line 102, strike "PROGRAMS." and substitute "PROGRAMS, AND, IN
CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".


Health &
Human
Services


House Journal, May 5
37 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated May 4, 2022, and placed
38 in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May 4, 2022.
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40 Amendment No. 2, Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
41 Report, dated May 3, 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report also
42 printed in House Journal, May 4, 2022.
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44 On motion of Representative Hanks, the bill was read at length.
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46 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
47 Reading and Final Passage.
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