Amendment #944 to H3600

Early Education and Care Surplus

Ms. Peisch of Wellesley moves to amend the bill by adding the following section:

"SECTION XX.  The department of early education and care shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than February 1, 2018  on any anticipated surpluses in items 3000-3060 and 3000-4060; provided further, that any funding appropriated and continued from a previous fiscal year or any surplus funding in fiscal year 2018 in said line items shall be directed to increase infant and toddler rates in family child care and center-based programs to not less than the 50 per cent of the statewide average for such programs and any such funding or surplus shall also be directed to provide a rate increase of not less than 6 per cent for center-based subsidized early education and care providers; and provided further, that no funds from these line items in fiscal year 2018 shall revert to the general fund and any surplus funds shall be used for additional rate increases."



Amendment #944 to H3600

Early Education and Care Surplus


Mike Connolly

Juana B. Matias

Bud Williams

Frank A. Moran

Daniel J. Ryan

Steven Ultrino

Chris Walsh