Early Childcare Education

2019 Legislative Session bills that are relevant to early childcare education research taking place at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living can be viewed below.

Early Childcare Education

Bill # Author Status Brief Description Past Bills (2017)
SB 708 State Sen. Judith Zaffirini Voted on by House- 5/17/19 Mandates that HHSC collect, compile and publish any reported incidents at licensed day-care centers that involve threats to the health, safety or welfare of a child. Companion Bill: HB 1682
HB 1682 State Rep. John Raney Out of House Committee - 4/29/19 Mandates that HHSC collect, compile and publish any reported incidents at licensed day-care centers that involve threats to the health, safety or welfare of a child. Companion Bill: SB 708
HB 702 State Rep. Eddie Lucio III

Out of House Committee - 4/23/19

The recognition requires the provision of at least 30 minutes of MVPA for a half-day program or 60 minutes of MVPA for a full-day program; limits screen time to less than 30 minutes per day for a half-day program and 2 hours per day for a full-day program; provides healthy foods, especially fruits and vegetables; encourages both attendees and staff to eat healthy foods; provides water in preference to SSB's; provides health-based messaging to parents and guardians at least four times per year.
HB 1808 State Rep. Eddie Lucio III Out of House Committee - 4/25/19 Requires Texas minimum standards for physical activity and screen time in certain child-care facilities and homes be aligned to American Academy of Pediatrics standards, and nutrition standards to be aligned with USDA standards. Companion Bill SB 952
SB 952 State Sen. Kirk Watson Voted on by House - 5/17/19 Requires that minimum standards for child-care facilities comply with those suggested by the American Academy of Pediatrics (screen time and PA), and the CACFP (nutrition). Companion Bill HB 1808
HB 1966 State Rep. Gene Wu Left pending in committee - 4/23/19
Allows a child-care facility to post the percentage of children attending who are immunized. Companion Bill SB 873
SB 873 State Sen. Beverly Powell Referred to Health & Human Services - 3/1/19 Allows a child-care facility to post the percentage of children attending who are immunized. Companion Bill HB 1966
SB 867 State Sen. Kirk Watson Referred to Health & Human Services - 3/1/19 improves information regarding the annual minimum training requirement for the Child Development Associate credential. Specifies the required topics for training.