Mixed-Delivery Preschool Fund and Grant Program; established, report, sunset provision. (HB47)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Mixed-Delivery Preschool Services Fund and Grant Program established. Establishes the Mixed-Delivery Preschool Services Fund and Grant Program for the purpose of awarding grants on a competitive basis to urban, suburban, and rural community applicants to field-test innovative strategies and evidence-based practices that support a robust system of mixed-delivery preschool services in the Commonwealth. The bill requires the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation to administer a request for proposals process to invite community applicants to respond with localized innovations and approaches to a mixed-delivery preschool services system and a review and selection committee consisting of representatives of the Department of Education, the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, and the House Appropriations Committee to award two-year grants to six applicants in each year of the 2016-2018 biennium, giving priority to applicants who (i) commit to pursuing models of local governance that promote the successful mixed delivery of preschool services, (ii) compare classroom and child outcomes among teachers with different credentials and qualifications, (iii) utilize incentives to encourage participation, and (iv) utilize strategic assessment to discern outcomes. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2019. Read the Bill »

Status

04/20/2016: enacted

History

DateAction
11/25/2015Committee
11/25/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100919D
11/25/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Education Innovation
01/15/2016Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee Education Innovation
01/15/2016Assigned Education sub:
01/27/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (HB47)
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 1-N)
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/10/2016Reported from Education (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/10/2016Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/10/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/12/2016Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House (86-Y 13-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (86-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/25/2016Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Rereferred to Finance
03/02/2016Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Committee substitute printed 16105940D-S1
03/03/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Read third time
03/03/2016Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105940D-S1
03/03/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB47S1
03/03/2016Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Placed on Calendar
03/07/2016Senate substitute agreed to by House 16105940D-S1 (83-Y 12-N)
03/07/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (83-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2016Enrolled
03/08/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB47ER)
03/08/2016Signed by Speaker
03/10/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB47ER)
03/10/2016Signed by President
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/11/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/11/16
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
04/06/2016Governor's recommendation received by House
04/20/2016Placed on Calendar
04/20/2016House concurred in Governor's recommendation (88-Y 11-N)
04/20/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (88-Y 11-N)
04/20/2016Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/20/2016G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/20/2016Reenrolled
04/20/2016Reenrolled bill text (HB47ER2)
04/20/2016Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/20/2016Signed by President as reenrolled
04/20/2016Enacted, Chapter 738 (effective 7/1/16)
04/20/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0738)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MIXED DELIVERY PRESCHOOL FUND AND GRANT PROGRAM, RECORD FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION FEBRUARY 10, SPECIAL REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM LOUDON.

[Unknown]: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, THIS IS THE SECOND PART TO A BILL WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, HOUSE BILL 46, THAT ESTABLISHES THE COMMITTEE TO LOOK AT EARLY EDUCATION HERE IN THE COMMONWEALTH. THIS IS PART TWO OF THAT HOUSE BILL 47, WHICH ESTABLISHES GRANT FUND ALLOWING FOR COMPETITIVE AWARDING OF GRANTS BASED ON URBAN, SUBURBAN AND RURAL COMMUNITY APPLICATIONS THAT LOOK AT FIELD TESTING MIXED DELIVERY SYSTEMS TO INCLUDE PUBLIC, PRIVATE, AND FAITH BASED EARLY EDUCATION PROGRAMS. THIS PILOT PROGRAM WILL HAVE A TWO-YEAR SUNSET. IT WILL ACTUALLY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ESTABLISH SIX TWO-YEAR GRANTS. AND THESE GRANTS ARE FOCUSED ON PRIORITIES OF THESE APPLICANTS SHOULD INCLUDE A COMMITMENT TO PURSUING MODELS OF LOCAL GOVERNANCE, OF SUCCESSFUL MIXED DELIVERY IN PRESCHOOL SYSTEMS, LOOKING AT DIFFERENT WAYS TO TALK ABOUT CREDENTIALING AND QUALIFICATION, AND UTILIZING INCENTIVES TO MAKE SURE THAT THE MIXED DELIVERY SYSTEM IS IN FACT THE BEST SYSTEM FOR US TO LOOK AT IN THE COMMONWEALTH. MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THAT THE
ROLL. AYES 86, NOS 13. AYES 86, NOS 13, THE BILL IS PASSED. HOUSE BILL 48, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO FORFEITURE OF PROPERTY USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE
47, 177, 180, 834, 842, AND 961? ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTE AYE; THOSE OPPOSED, NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY OF THE SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE?

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): PRESIDENT: THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: Clerk: AYES 40, NOS ZERO. President: THE BILL IN THE BLOCK PASS. RETURNING TO PAGE 35 OF THE CALENDAR: HOUSE BILL 47. I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO. President: WE'VE ALREADY WE JUST NEED TO MOVE THE BILL. AGREE TO TO IT. I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION. President: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. MR. PRESIDENT, THIS IS A BILL THAT DOES NOT ACTUALLY PUT IN PLACE THE REQUIREMENT THAT WE HAVE THE MIXED DELIVERY ON THE DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR THE EDUCATION PROGRAM, BUT WHAT IT DOES DO IS, IT SETS UP A FRAMEWORK FOR A FUND THAT THERE CAN BE DONATIONS TO THAT WOULD GO IN FOR THIS PURPOSE. THE MIXED DELIVERY COULD INCLUDE, IF THEY WANT TO PARTICIPATE, PRIVATE, FAITH BASED EDUCATION CENTERS. IT WOULD SPEAK TO ENSURE THAT WE CAN COME UP WITH A PROGRAM WHERE INDIVIDUALS THAT PASS AND GET A CERTIFICATION CAN MOVE FROM ONE OF THESE TYPES OF INSTITUTIONS TO THE OTHER. THE CONCERN THAT I WOULD HAVE AND OTHERS WOULD HAVE THAT EVENTUALLY OR NOW IT WOULD BECOME A REQUIREMENT THAT YOU PICK UP THIS CERTIFICATION, ESPECIALLY IN SOME OF THE RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS. I'VE SPOKEN TO THE PATRON ABOUT THAT, AND IT IS CLEAR TO ME THAT THAT IS NOT THE INTENT, THAT AN INDIVIDUAL CAN MOVE FROM ONE OF THESE LOCATIONS TO ANOTHER WITH WITH THAT, I WOULD HOPE THAT THE RELATIVE EASE.
OUR REPORTING MECHANISM AS WE SHOULD HAVE. I ASK YOU TO ACCEPT THE SENATE AMENDMENT. THE HOUSE SENATE AMENDMENTS BE AGREED TO? CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYE, 83, NO, 12.


Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls): ABOUT WHAT WAIVERS THOSE MIGHT BE. THIS LANGUAGE IS BETTER AND I ASK YOU TO ACCEPT THE TIGHTER. GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION.

[Unknown]: SHALL THE HOUSE AGREE TO THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION?

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls): THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 88, NOS 11. AYES 88, NOS 11, THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION IS


Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest): NATURALIZATIONS TEST IN THE GOVERNMENT COURSES. THE WAY THE LEGISLATION WAS WRITTEN, IT WAS IDENTIFIED THAT ANY GOVERNMENT RELATED COURSE WOULD HAVE TO TEACH THIS AS WELL. THAT WAS NOT THE INTENT. THE GOVERNOR INDICATED THAT IT WILL JUST BE IN ONE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS. AND I HOPE WE WOULD AGREE WITH THE GOVERNOR'S AMENDMENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHOULD THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION BE AGREED TO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED. ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTES? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest): AYES 39. NOs 0.

[Unknown]: THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION IS AGREED TO. HOUSE BILL 47. THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY, SENATOR NORMENT.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): MR. PRESIDENT, I ASK THAT WE CONQUER WITH THE GOVERNOR'S AMENDMENT. HOUSE BILL 47 CREATED WHAT'S REFERRED TO AS THE MIXED DELIVERY PRE-SCHOOL FUND. BUT AN AWARD OF GRANTS TO TEST VARIOUS INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES. THE GOVERNOR'S ACTION WAS IT WAS DEVELOPED IN CONSULTATION WITH BOTH THE PATRON AND THE VIRGINIA EARLY CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION. AND CLARIFIES THE BOARD OF