Early Care and Education

AB 92 Reyes (AD-47) – Grand Terrace Preschool and Child Care and Development Services: Family Fees: Current law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish a fee schedule for families using preschool and childcare and development services. Current law exempts certain families from those fees. This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would alleviate the burden on low-income families of fees for preschool and childcare and development
SB 246 Leyva (SD-20) – Pomona Early Childhood Education: Reimbursement Rates: This bill would make a number of changes to the reimbursement rate system, including implementing plan that establishes reasonable standards and assigns rates that vary with additional factors, increase rates for license-exempt providers, and would require the CDE and CDSS to create the Quality Counts California Pilot Reimbursement Program intended to allow childcare providers to receive higher reimbursement rates.


SB 316 Eggman (SD-05) – Stockton Medi-Cal: Federally Qualified Health Center and Rural Health Clinics: This bill would allow Medi-Cal to reimburse Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) for two services when a patient receives a medical visit and mental health or dental visit on the same day at the same clinic location.  A medical visit is a service carried out by a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, clinical psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, visiting nurse or a comprehensive perinatal practitioner, while a mental health visit is a service from psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, or marriage and family therapist.  Dental care must be provided by a dental hygienist. 


AB 123 Gonzalez (SD-33) – Long Beach  Paid Family Leave: Weekly Benefit Amount: This bill would revise the formula for determining benefits available pursuant to the family temporary disability insurance program, for periods of disability commencing after January 1, 2022, by redefining the weekly benefit amount to be equal to 90% of the wages paid to an individual for employment by employers during the quarter of the individual’s disability base period in which these wages were highest, divided by 13, but not exceeding the maximum workers’ compensation temporary disability indemnity weekly benefit amount established by the Department of Industrial Relations.