HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1371        FILED ON: 1/16/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 404

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Christine P. Barber

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to ensure parity for all child care providers.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Christine P. Barber

34th Middlesex

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

Joseph A. Boncore

First Suffolk and Middlesex

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Steven Ultrino

33rd Middlesex

José F. Tosado

9th Hampden

Tommy Vitolo

15th Norfolk

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Adrian C. Madaro

1st Suffolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Peter Capano

11th Essex

Brian W. Murray

10th Worcester

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Jack Patrick Lewis

7th Middlesex

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

John C. Velis

4th Hampden

Natalie M. Higgins

4th Worcester

Jay D. Livingstone

8th Suffolk

Maria Duaime Robinson

6th Middlesex

Daniel R. Cullinane

12th Suffolk

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Christina A. Minicucci

14th Essex

Bud L. Williams

11th Hampden

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

Daniel M. Donahue

16th Worcester

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Carlos González

10th Hampden

Stephan Hay

3rd Worcester

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Carmine Lawrence Gentile

13th Middlesex

Daniel J. Hunt

13th Suffolk

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

Mindy Domb

3rd Hampshire

Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester

David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf

17th Worcester

Diana DiZoglio

First Essex

Michael D. Brady

Second Plymouth and Bristol

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Frank A. Moran

17th Essex

David Biele

4th Suffolk

Tami L. Gouveia

14th Middlesex

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Rebecca L. Rausch

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Julian Cyr

Cape and Islands


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1371        FILED ON: 1/16/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 404

By Ms. Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 404) of Christine P. Barber and others that the Department of Early Education and Care reimburse family child care providers and center-based providers at the same rate.  Education.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act to ensure parity for all child care providers.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

Chapter 15D of the General Laws as appearing in the 2017 Official Edition is hereby amended by adding the following:

Section 19. Parity for all child care providers

No later than January 1st, 2022, the department of early education and care shall reimburse family child care providers and center-based providers at the same rate. To meet this requirement, the department shall not lower the reimbursement rate provided to center-based providers and shall instead create parity by increasing the reimbursement rate of family child care providers.