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COMMITTEE:    International Relations & Economic Development 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 

PLACE:       E2.012 
CHAIR:       Rep. Angie Button 


The Committee will meet to hear the following:


HB 618         Dutton                                                
Relating to the participation of open-enrollment charter schools in the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program.

HB 619         Thompson, Senfronia                                    
Relating to developing a strategic plan to support the child-care workforce.

HB 1364        Romero, Jr. | et al.                                   
Relating to referring children to local workforce development boards for subsidized child care services.

HB 1695        Raney                                                 
Relating to establishing reimbursement rates for certain child-care providers participating in the subsidized child-care program administered by the Texas Workforce Commission.

HB 1792        Button | et al.                                        
Relating to the evaluation of child-care providers participating in the Texas Rising Star Program.

HB 1964        Lopez                                                 
Relating to a study on the cost of providing quality child care in this state in comparison to family income.

HB 2607        Talarico | et al.                                      
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Workforce Commission and local workforce development boards regarding the provision of child care and the subsidized child care program.



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