Advocacy

Find copy of the written testimonies provided by FCCAM on legislative action and bills. The bills have been listed by year.

2017

LD 269 “An Act To Provide Training for Caregivers of Children with Autism and Related Disorders”

LD 567 “An Act To Ensure Timely Expenditure of Federal Funds in the Department of Health and Human Services”

L.D. 274 “An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Working Group To Study Background Checks for Child Care Facilities and Providers” (Joint testimony with MaineAEYC)

Appeal for Review of the Rule for the Licensing of Family Child Care Providers (10-148 C.M.R., Ch. 33)

Appeal for Review of the Rule for the Licensing of Family Child Care Providers (10-148 C.M.R., Ch. 33)

2018

LD 765 “An Act To Allow In-home Child Care Providers To Care for up to 5 Children without State Certification”

LD 1148 “An Act To Safeguard the Rights of Private Child Care Businesses”

LD 1374 “Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Assess and Improve the Availability of Child Care Services”

Regarding Work Session for LD 1661, LD 1423, LD 1474 and LD 1784

LD 166 & LD 566 “AN ACT TO INCREASE REIMBURSEMENT FOR CHILD CARE SERVICES” & “AN ACT TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY CHILD CARE BY INCREASING CHILD CARE RATES” (Joint testimony with MaineEYC)

Multiple bills in 1 joint response with MaineAEYC: support: ​LD 1177, “An Act To Create an Appeals Process for Child Care Providers” – oppose: LD 765 “An Act To Allow In-home Child Care Providers To Care for up to 5 Children without State Certification” / LD 1423 “An Act To Amend Certain Laws Governing Child Care Providers” / LD 1474 “An Act To Reduce the Regulation of Child Care Facilities”

2019

Multiple bills around funding for public preschool: LD 712 “An Act To Fully Fund After-school and Preschool Programs in the School Funding Formula, Increase the Economically Disadvantaged Student Factor in the School Funding Formula and Increase the School Construction Debt Service Limit” / LD 468 “An Act To Require That the State Fund on an Ongoing Basis a Minimum of 50 Percent of the Costs Associated with Public Preschool Programs” / LD 1428 “An Act To Require the State To Fund 50 Percent of Public Preschool Programs”

LD 1043 “An Act To Establish Universal Public Preschool Programs”

Response to Workforce Bill as it is undergoing initial development. This bill will be presented to the Committee On Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business (IDEA).