Child Care Subsidy Program; expanding Program to serve more families. (HB2206)

Introduced By

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station) with support from 39 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Angelia Williams Graves (D-Norfolk), Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child Care Subsidy Program; emergency. Provides that regulations governing the Child Care Subsidy Program (the Program) shall be amended to provide that (i) a family shall be eligible for assistance through the Program if the family's income does not exceed 85 percent of the state median income, the family includes at least one child who is five years of age or younger and has not yet started kindergarten, and the family meets all other income and eligibility requirements of the Program and (ii) job search activities shall be considered eligible activities for the purposes of the Program. The bill provides that a family determined to be eligible for assistance through the Program shall be eligible to receive assistance for a period of 12 months or until the family's household income exceeds 85 percent of the state median income, whichever occurs sooner. The Department of Social Services shall administer the program, as amended by the bill, in cooperation with the Department of Education. The bill contains an emergency clause and provides that the provisions of the bill shall be applicable to applications for assistance through the Program received prior to August 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/21 21102769D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/28/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Committee substitute printed 21103864D-H1
01/29/2021Read first time
02/01/2021Read second time
02/01/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103864D-H1
02/01/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2206H1
02/02/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/02/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2206H1)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Rereferred from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/16/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Committee substitute printed 21200307D-S1
02/17/2021Read third time
02/17/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/17/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200307D-S1
02/17/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2206S1
02/17/2021Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Placed on Calendar
02/19/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200307D-S1 (92-Y 7-N)
02/19/2021VOTE: Adoption (92-Y 7-N)
02/24/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2206ER)
02/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2206ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
02/26/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
02/26/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 171 (effective 3/18/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0171)