Cathy’s Bills in the 2020 Special Session

Here are the bills I sponsored in the 2020 Legislative Special Session:

HB20B-1002: Emergency Relief Programs For Child Care Sector – Boosting child care opportunities helps parents safely return to work, injects money into our economy, and keeps essential child care businesses operating. Colorado’s economic recovery depends on its workforce having access to stable child care. Research shows that for every dollar spent on early childhood programs, $2.25 is contributed to our state’s economy. This legislation will support 2,600 child care providers, preserving child care for over 100,000 children, and creating capacity for tens of thousands more. HB20B-1002 distributes $45 million to enable existing child care providers to keep their doors open, help new providers to open, and meet the needs of working parents, especially in child care deserts.