Legislative Testimony

OEC representatives regularly offer testimony related to bills before the Connecticut State House and Senate.

2020

Legislative billTestimonyDate
Governor’s Budget ProposalTestimony before the Appropriations Committee of Beth Bye, Commissioner, OECFebruary 13, 2020
House Bill 5121 — An Act Concerning Certain Protections for Group and Family Child Care Homes Testimony before the Housing Committee of Beth Bye, Commissioner, OECFebruary 18, 2020
House Bill 5044 — An Act Concerning Immunizations Testimony before the Public Health Committee of Beth Bye, Commissioner, OECFebruary 19, 2020
House Bill 5201 — An Act Concerning the Prevention of Heatstroke-Related Deaths in Motor Vehicles
Testimony before the Committee on Children Committee of Beth Bye, Commissioner, OECFebruary 25, 2020
House Bill 5336 – An Act Requiring Background Checks for Certain Employees of Licensed Youth Camps

HB 5328 – An Act Concerning the Role of Birth-To-Three Service Providers at Planning and Placement Team Meetings
Testimony before the Committee on Children of Beth Bye, Commissioner, OECMarch 3, 2020
House Bill 5306 — An Act Concerning Temporary State Services for Victims of Domestic Violence Testimony before the Human Services Committee of Beth Bye, Commissioner, OECMarch 5, 2020
Various Early Childhood BillsTestimony before the Education Committee of Beth Bye, Commissioner, OECMarch 6, 2020
N/AStatement at the Human Services Committee Public Hearing of Beth Bye, Commissioner, OECMarch 17, 2020

2019

Legislative billTestimonyDate
House Bill 5165 – Requiring Background Checks on Overnight Camp Counselors

House Bill 6814 – Early Childhood Interventions and Certain Facilities
Testimony before the Committee on Children of Beth Bye, Commissioner-Designate, OECFebruary 14, 2019
House Bill 7150 – Implementing the Governor’s Recommendations Concerning EducationTestimony before the Education Committee of Beth Bye, Commissioner, OECMarch 1, 2019
Senate Bill 936 – Implementing the Recommendations of the OECTestimony before the Education Committee of Beth Bye, Commissioner, OECMarch 6, 2019
House Bill 7148 – An Act Concerning the State Budget for the Biennium Ending June Thirtieth, 2021, and Making Appropriations ThereforTestimony before the Appropriations Committee of Beth Bye, Commissioner, OECMarch 6, 2019
House Bill 7276 – An Act Concerning Certain Group Child Care and Family Child Care HomesTestimony before the Planning & Development Committee of the Office of Early ChildhoodMarch 6, 2019
Senate Bills 930 through 937Testimony before the Education Committee of Beth Bye, Commissioner OECMarch 6, 2019
Senate Bill 1080 – An Act Concerning a Two-Generational InitiativeTestimony before the Human Services Committee of Beth Bye, Commissioner, OECMarch 21, 2019
House Bill 7147 – An Act Making Deficiency Appropriations For The Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2019Testimony before the Appropriations Committee of Beth Bye, Commissioner, OECApril 26, 2019

2018

Legislative BillTestimonyDate
House Bill 5035 – An Act Adjusting the State Budget For The Biennium Ending June 30, 2019Testimony before the Appropriations Committee of David Wilkinson, Commissioner, OECFebruary 22, 2018
House Bill 5169 – An Act Implementing the Recommendations of the Office of Early ChildhoodTestimony before the Education Committee of David Wilkinson, Commissioner, OECFebruary 26, 2018
House Bill 5330 – An Act Concerning Homeless Children Enrolling in Child CareTestimony before the Committee on Children of David Wilkinson, Commissioner, OECMarch 6, 2018
House Bill 5335 – An Act Concerning the Alignment of the Coordinated State-Wide Reading Plan with the State’s Two-Generational Initiative Testimony before the Education Committee of David Wilkinson, Commissioner, OECMarch 8, 2018
House Bill 5172 – An Act Concerning State Agency Data Management and Processes, the Transmittal of Town Property Assessment Information and the Suspension of Certain Regulatory RequirementsTestimony before the Government Administration and Elections Committee of David Wilkinson, Commissioner, OEC Undated
House Bill 5449 – An Act Concerning the Alignment and Merging of Early Care and Education Program Funding Streams, EligibilityTestimony before the Education Committee of David Wilkinson, Commissioner, OECMarch 14, 2018
House Bill 454 – An Act Concerning School SecurityTestimony before the Education Committee of David Wilkinson, Commissioner, OEC March 14, 2018
Senate Bill 437 – An Act Concerning a Two-Generational Initiative Testimony before the Human Services Committee of David Wilkinson, Commissioner, OECMarch 20, 2018

2017

Legislative BillTestimonyDate
House Bill 7006 – An Act Restoring Oversight of the Care 4 Kids Program to the Department of Social Services and Allowing for the Transfer of Federal Block Grant Funds to the Program Testimony before the Human Services Committee of Linda Goodman, Acting Commissioner, OECFebruary 7, 2017
House Bill 767 – An Act Concerning Childhood ObesityTestimony before the Committee on Children of Linda Goodman, Acting Commissioner, OECFebruary 16, 2017
House Bill 7207 – An Act Concerning the State Budget for the Biennium Ending June Thirtieth 2019, and Making Appropriations ThereforeTestimony before the Appropriations Committee of Linda Goodman, Acting Commissioner, OECFebruary 21, 2017
N/ATestimony before the Education Committee of Linda Goodman, Acting Commissioner, OECMarch 1, 2017
House Bill 7040 – An Act Implementing the Governor’s Budget Recommendation for Human Services Programs Testimony before the Human Services Committee of Linda Goodman, Acting Commissioner, OECMarch 2, 2017
Senate Bill 952 – An Concerning the Sharing of Federal Funding Between the Office of Early Childhood and the Department of Social ServicesWritten testimony before the Education Committee, Office of Early ChildhoodMarch 6, 2017
N/ATestimony before the General Government Bonding Subcommittee of Linda Goodman, Acting Commissioner, OECMarch 16, 2017
Section 1915(b)(4) Selective Provider Contracting Waiver for Early Intervention Services Testimony before the Appropriations and Human Services Committees David Wilkinson, Commissioner, OECJuly 27, 2017

2016

Legislative BillTestimonyDate
Governor’s FY 17 Budget PlanTestimony before the Appropriations Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Commissioner, OECFebruary 16, 2016
Senate Bill 10 – An Act Increasing Access to Child Care For Children Who Are HomelessTestimony before the Children’s Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Commissioner, OECFebruary 16, 2016
Senate Bill 17 – An Act Implementing the Governor’s Budget Recommendations for Human ServicesTestimony before the Human Services Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Commissioner, OECFebruary 18, 2016
House Bill 5306 – An Act Concerning Recommendations of the Office of Early Childhood

Senate Bill 176 – An Act Concerning the Smart Start Program

Senate Bill 278 – An Act Concerning the Legislative Commissioner’s Recommendations for Technical Revisions to the Education and Early Childhood Statutes

Testimony before the Education Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Commissioner, OEC
February 24, 2016
House Bill 5466 – An Act Concerning Criminal History Records Checks for Household Members of a Family Child Care Home or Group Child Care HomeTestimony before the Education Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Commissioner, OECMarch 2, 2016
House Bill 5557 – An Act Concerning Recruitment and Retention of Early Childhood Educators

Testimony before the Education Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Commissioner, OEC
March 7, 2016

N/A
Testimony before the General Bonding Subcommittee of Pietro Rosato, Chief of Business Operations, OECMarch 15, 2016
House Bill 5043 – An Act Making Deficiency Appropriations For The Fiscal Year
Testimony before the Appropriations Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Commissioner, OECEnding June 30, 2016
N/ATestimony before the Appropriations Committee of Linda Goodman, Acting Commissioner, OECNovember 18, 2016

2015

Legislative BillTestimonyDate
House Bill 5357 – An Act Increasing Access to Child Care Subsidies For Working FamiliesTestimony before the Human Services Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Commissioner, OECJanuary 29, 2015
N/ATestimony before the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Commissioner, OECFebruary 5, 2015
Senate Bill 321 – An Act Concerning an Infant and Toddler Education and Development ProgramTestimony before the Committee on Children of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Commissioner, OECFebruary 17, 2015
Senate Bill 925 – An Act Establishing a Home Visitation Program ConsortiumTestimony before the Committee on Children of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Commissioner, OECFebruary 24, 2015
Senate Bill 942 – An Act Implementing the Budget Recommendations of the Governor Concerning Education 

Senate Bill 964 – An Act Concerning the Legislative Commissioners’ Recommendations for Technical Revisions to the Education and Early Child Statutes 
Testimony before the Education Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Commissioner, OEC
February 25, 2015
Senate Bill 956 – An Act Expanding the Care 4 Kids Program

Senate Bill 1008 – An Act Establishing an Infant and Toddler Services Board 
Testimony before the Committee on Children of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Commissioner, OECMarch 3, 2015
Governor’s FY16-17 Budget PlanTestimony before the Appropriations Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Commissioner, OECMarch 3, 2015
House Bill 6910 – An Act Concerning Notification by Law Enforcement Agencies to Day Care CenterTestimony before the Public Safety and Security Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Commissioner, OECMarch 3, 2015
N/ATestimony before the General Bonding Subcommittee of Pietro Rosato, Chief of Business Operations, OECMarch 19, 2015
Senate Bill 1101 – An Act Concerning the Office of Early Childhood

Senate Bill 7020 – An Act Concerning Early Childhood Educators and Initiatives
Testimony before the Education Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Commissioner, OEC
March 19, 2015
N/AOffice of Early Childhood 2015 Legislative Update 2015

2014

Legislative BillTestimonyDate
Senate Bill 48 – An Act Concerning Nutrition Standards for Child Care SettingsTestimony before the Public Health Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Executive Director, OECFebruary 27, 2014
House Bill 5323 – An Act Concerning the Child Poverty and Prevention CouncilTestimony before the Human Services Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Executive Director OECMarch 4, 2014
Senate Bill 25 – An Act Establishing the Office of Early Childhood

Senate Bill 26 – An Act Expanding Opportunities for Early Childhood Education
Testimony before the Education Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Executive Director, OECMarch 3, 2014
Senate Bill 340 – An Act Concerning a Two-Generational School Readiness PlanTestimony before the Appropriations Committee by Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Executive Director, OEC March 7, 2014
House Bill 5522 – An Act Concerning School Readiness FundingTestimony before the Education Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Executive Director OECMarch 12, 2014
Senate Resolution 9 and House Resolution 5 – Resolution Proposing Approval of a Collective Bargaining Agreement Between the Office of Early Childhood and the Connecticut State Employees Association (CSEA – SEIU Local 2001)Testimony before the Appropriations Committee of Myra Jones-Taylor, Ph.D., Executive Director, OECMarch 12, 2014
Last updated October 20, 2020