H.B. No. 0144

Kindergarten readiness programs.


Sponsored By:        Representative(s) Connolly, Filer, Harshman, Harvey and Northrup and Senator(s) Anderson, JD (SD02), Barnard and Rothfuss


AN ACT relating to kindergarten readiness, early childhood development and early literacy development; providing for development of policy and system structure through statewide consensus discussions as specified; prescribing duties; and providing for an effective date.


1/10/2013   Bill Number Assigned

1/11/2013   H Received for Introduction

1/14/2013   H Introduced and Referred to H04

1/17/2013   H04 Recommended Amend and Do Pass



Ayes:  Representative(s) Connolly, Freeman, Hunt, Northrup, Patton, Paxton, Piiparinen, Sommers and Teeters

Ayes 9    Nays 0    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


1/17/2013   H Placed on General File



Page 1-line 12          After "policy" insert "recommendations".

Page 2-line 2           After "literacy" insert "and early childhood education".

Page 2-line 5           After "education," insert "Head Start,". 

Page 2-line 6           Delete "Results" insert "The department shall consider the result of these discussions and a review of existing statewide standards in developing state policy recommendations addressing:".

Page 2-lines 7 and 8    Delete entirely.

Page 3-line 3           After "of" insert "a matrix of".

Page 3-line 22          Delete "policies" insert "policy recommendations".

Page 3-line 23          After "policy" insert "recommendation".  TEETERS, CHAIRMAN


1/17/2013   H Passed CoW

1/18/2013   H Passed 2nd Reading

1/21/2013   H Failed 3rd Reading



Ayes:  Representative(s) Barlow, Blake, Blevins, Blikre, Byrd, Campbell, Connolly, Eklund, Esquibel, K., Filer, Freeman, Gingery, Goggles, Greene, Harshman, Harvey, Kirkbride, Lockhart, Northrup, Paxton, Petroff, Reeder, Sommers, Throne, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv.

Nays:  Representative(s) Baker, Brown, Burkhart, Cannady, Coleman, Davison, Gay, Greear, Halverson, Hunt, Hutchings, Jaggi, Kasperik, Kroeker, Krone, Larsen, Loucks, Lubnau, Madden, McKim, Miller, Moniz, Nicholas, B., Patton, Piiparinen, Semlek, Stubson, Teeters, Wallis, Walters, Watt, Wilson and Winters

Excused:  Representative(s) Berger

Ayes 26    Nays 33    Excused 1    Absent 0    Conflicts 0