H.B. No. 0026

Education-early childhood programs.


Sponsored By:        Joint Education Interim Committee


AN ACT relating to early childhood education and development programs; requiring the director of the department of education to coordinate state early childhood education programs and accordingly granting authority and imposing responsibilities; providing resources to supplement local and private funds for the development and extension of early childhood education programs; establishing a grant program for high quality programs provided by school districts and nonprofit service providers; specifying conditions for resource assistance and grants; imposing reporting requirements; granting rulemaking authority; providing appropriations; and providing for an effective date.


1/5/2014  Bill Number Assigned

2/10/2014 H Received for Introduction

2/12/2014 H Failed Introduction



Ayes:  Representative(s) Berger, Blake, Blevins, Blikre, Brown, Byrd, Campbell, Cannady, Coleman, Connolly, Eklund, Esquibel, K., Filer, Freeman, Goggles, Greear, Greene, Harshman, Harvey, Kirkbride, Lockhart, Moniz, Nicholas, B., Northrup, Patton, Paxton, Petroff, Sommers, Stubson, Throne, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv.

Nays:  Representative(s) Baker, Barlow, Burkhart, Davison, Gay, Gingery, Halverson, Hunt, Hutchings, Jaggi, Kasperik, Kroeker, Krone, Larsen, Loucks, Lubnau, Madden, Mader, McKim, Miller, Piiparinen, Reeder, Semlek, Teeters, Walters, Watt, Wilson and Winters

Ayes 32    Nays 28    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0