SB322 - Modifies the regulation of child care facilities
||Modifies the regulation of child care facilities
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|LR Number:||L1287.05C ||Fiscal Note:||1287-05|
|Committee:||Aging, Families and Mental Health |
|Last Action:||05/14/99 - H Calendar S Bills for Third Reading w/HCS(In Fiscal) ||Journal page:|| |
|Title:||HCS SCS SBs 322, 150 & 151 |
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1999 |
HCS/SCS/SBs 322, 150, & 151 - This substitute modifies the
regulation of child care facilities with and without licenses.
This act specifies license-exempt child care facilities and
outlines the Department of Health's duties regarding licensure
and the notice procedures for facilities and for parents. The
civil liability of providers in certain situations will be in the
same amount as that required of parents, pursuant to section
Annual criminal background checks will be required of
applicants for state or federal child care funds and of any
person over age eighteen who is living with the applicant. If the
Division of Family Services finds probable cause of abuse or
neglect, licensure problems, or other past offenses, funding will
be denied. Section 1.4 lists the crimes for which funds may be
denied and contains an exception for the sale of fireworks. A
provision is added allowing for the denial of funds when
additional offenses are found.
Applicants will be given the opportunity to refute any
denial of funds. If funds are denied as the result of another
person living in the applicant's home, the applicant may reapply
when a guarantee is given that the person will not be present
when children are present. The Department of Social Services will
monitor applicants who are awarded funds. Finally, providers are
required to have reasonable access to a telephone.
The Department of Social Services to allocate certain
amounts from its general appropriation funds for foster children
clothing allowances. The amount required to be spent is to be no
less than: $200 per year for children ages 0 to 5; $300 per year
for children ages 6 to 12; and $400 per year for children ages 13
This act contains an emergency clause.
This act is substantially similar to the SCS/HBs 490 & 308.