Status Summary

Referred to House Human Services & Early Learning on 1.24.19.

Public hearing in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.29.19.

Executive action taken in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 2.5.19; 1st substitute bill passed.

Referred to Appropriations on 2.7.19.
Not yet scheduled for a hearing.

As of mid-March, the bill is dead. However, it could “come back" during the 2019 session as an amendment on another bill or other mechanisms, or next year (since bills technically stay alive for the full 2019-20 biennium).

(updated 1.9.20)

Legislative Session



In Progress


Rep. Callan

HB1574 adds a child who is homeless to the definition of eligible child for the purpose of the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program.  Homeless is defined as, “without a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence as set forth in the federal McKinney-Vento homeless assistance act….”

The bill also makes it clear that a homeless child shall be designated as a vulnerable population pursuant to federal codes (as of Jan. 1, 2019) in order to allow eligibility and 12 month authorization for Working Connections Child Care subsides.


Updated 2/27/19:

The substitute bill adds an Indian child as categorically eligible for the ECEAP and requires the DCYF to consult with tribal representatives to develop an agreed-upon definition of Indian child for the purposes of the ECEAP and adopt the definition in rule by July 1, 2020.