The Oregon Senate voted and passes HB 2013 today.
Governor John Kitzhaber says he applauds the Senate vote to pass House Bill 2013. He says the bill is a key element in his plan to create an accountable- integrated, local system to better connect early learning with health care, child care and kindergarten readiness.
The bill requires standardized screening and referral services for voluntary early learning systems and increases health services for children from zero to three years old.
The bill is effective retro to July first 20-13. Kitzhaber says he is looking forward to signing the bill.