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Bills of Interest

The ELCHC promotes strong families, and access to affordable, quality early learning experiences for all children in Hillsborough County, with special emphasis on those who are the most vulnerable and in need.

The ELCHC works collaboratively with other state and local child and family serving entities to advance policy solutions and investments for the development of young children and their families.

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2017 Legislative Info & Updates

The 2017 Florida State Legislative Session will convene on
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 12:00 noon.

2017 Legislative Session Dates

April 22, 2017
All bills are immediately certified.  Motion to reconsider made and considered the same day.

April 25, 2017 – 50th day
Last day for regularly scheduled committee meetings

May 5, 2017 – 60th day
Last day of Regular Session

2017 ELCHC Legislative Priorities 

Governor Rick Scott recommends $1.1 billion for Florida Early Learning 

Overview of Governor Scott’s Proposed Budget 2017


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