Legislation & Policy Watch


PACCA and its Lobbyists are monitoring the following bills. (Updated 6/27/2022). 
(R)  Republican  (D)  Democrat
 
Bill Number and StatusPrimary SponsorContent
House Bill 1155
PN 1219
Referred to SENATE AGING & YOUTH,
 June 7, 2022
Jozwiak, Barry (R)
Legislation amending the Human Services Code to exempt public municipal preschool recreation programs from the definition of “child day care center.” This legislation is supported by the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society.
Status: HB 1155 passed the PA House unanimously on June 7, 2022 and sent the Senate Aging & Youth Committee. See PACCA's Legislative Action Center.
SPONSOR MEMO
House Bill 807
PN 0791
Referred to HEALTH, March 8, 2021
Fitzgerald, Isabella (D)
Act requiring indoor contamination assessment certifications and environmental quality certifications of NEW child day-care centers; providing for powers and duties of the DOH, DEP, and DHS; the Child Day-Care Center Grant Program.

SPONSOR MEMO

House Bill 1187
PN 1243
Referred to HEALTH, April 15, 2021
Cruz, Angel (D)
Legislation to require the Department of Human Services, in conjunction with the Department of Health, to develop guidelines in child care programs for managing a child with a life-threatening food allergy.
SPONSOR MEMO
House Bill 1188
PN 1244
Referred to HEALTH, April 15, 2021
Cruz, Angel (D)
Legislation will require children’s institutions and childcare centers licensed by the Department of Human Services to be tested for lead as part of licensure procedures.
SPONSOR MEMO
House Bill 1259

Referred to EDUCATION, April 21, 2021 [House]
Warner, Ryan (R)
Legislation creating “Elijah’s Law” in Pennsylvania, requiring all child day care employees to receive training and education in anaphylaxis recognition and emergency response procedures. The legislation will also require a child day care facility to notify, as soon as possible, the parent(s) or guardian(s) of a child who suffers from an anaphylactic attack.
SPONSOR MEMO
Senate Bill 129

PN 0105
Referred to HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Jan. 27, 2021
Fontana, Wayne(D)
Legislation would require carbon monoxide detectors in college and university dorms, hotels and other lodging establishments, k-12 schools and child care facilities if the facility uses a fossil fuel-burning heater or appliance or has an attached garage.   
SPONSOR MEMO
Senate Bill 356

PN 0356
Referred to FINANCE, March 10, 2021
Schwank, Judith (D)
Act providing for tax incentives for employers who provide child day-care services for employees.

SPONSOR MEMO

Senate Bill 388

PN 0343
Referred to HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, March 10, 2021
Schwank, Judith (D)
Muth, Katie (D)
Legislation requires lead testing at child daycare programs.
SPONSORSHIP MEMO
Senate Bill 767
PN 0908
Referred to HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, June 15, 2021
Boscola, Lisa (D)
Legislation that would amend the Child Day Care Centers provision of the Human Services Code that requires child care facilities to supply their own lifeguard where a facility already has on-duty lifeguards.
SPONSORSHIP MEMO
Senate Bill 928

PN 0908Referred to HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, June 15, 2021
Flynn, Marty (D)
Legislation that will require child day care providers to install safety guards on doors. Door safety guards, installed on the hinge side of the door, are designed to prevent children from inserting their finger or hand into the hinge area in order to minimize the risk of fracture, laceration, or amputation.
SPONSORSHIP MEMO