House File 766 H-1189 Amend House File 766 as follows: 1 1. Page 37, after line 12 by inserting: 2 < ___. The department shall study the prevalence of child 3 care deserts in the state. The study shall determine, at a 4 minimum, the geographic location of child care deserts in the 5 state; the number of people affected by race, urbanicity, 6 income, and other relevant demographic factors; the effect that 7 adequate reimbursement has on access; and the actual cost of 8 child care for families living in child care deserts. The 9 department shall report its findings and recommendations to the 10 governor and the general assembly by December 15, 2019. For 11 the purposes of this section, “child care desert” means any 12 census tract in the state with more than 50 children under five 13 years of age that contains either no child care provider or 14 so few options that there are more than three times as many 15 children as licensed child care slots. > 16 2. By renumbering, redesignating, and correcting internal 17 references as necessary. 18 ______________________________ MASCHER of Johnson -1- HF766.1681 (1) 88 pf/rn 1/ 1 #1. #2.