Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-232

EDU 232

Early Education Salary Rate Reserve

Messrs. Moore, Rodrigues, Lewis, Eldridge, Boncore, Rush, Cyr, Barrett and Hinds, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Crighton, Feeney, Welch and Keenan, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Lesser and O'Connor and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 3000-1020 the following item:

“XXXX-XXXX For a reimbursement rate increase for center-based subsidized early education and care for salaries, benefits and stipends for professional development of early educators; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used to increase such reimbursement rate by an appropriate percentage for all such providers; provided further, that funds shall be expended for increasing the daily add-on rate for comprehensive early education services for children with active cases at the department of children and families; provided further, that the commissioner of early education and care may transfer funds from this item to items 3000-3060 and 3000-4060, as necessary, pursuant to an allocation plan which shall detail by object class the distribution of the funds to be transferred; and provided further, that the commissioner shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on any such transfers........................ $20,000,000”