Childcare Legislation

A lack of available childcare slots and childcare employees leads to longer childcare wait times and higher costs. This contributes to young people delaying starting families and reduces the number of young people in the workforce. Stay Work Play supports measures to increase both the availability and affordability of childcare.

 

2021 Legislation

House Bill 252

What it does
This bill establishes a committee to study the creation of a program giving employers tax credits on business taxes in exchange for providing stipends for child care needs to employees. This committee would study the issue and make recommendations for legislation to be introduced in 2022.

Status

House Bill 118 was “retained” in committee, essentially killing the bill this year.

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