Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 383 -- Licensure of Child Care Facilities

Sponsor:  Storch

Currently, a person who cares for fewer than five children, not
including any children related to the caregiver by blood,
marriage, or adoption within the third degree, is not required to
obtain a child care facility license.  This bill changes the
provision to include these related children in the total child
care count.  Any unlicensed child care facility with fewer than
five children will be required to disclose its exempt status to
the parents or guardians of the children in the facility.  Any
person violating child care licensure requirements or illegally
obtaining a child care license, two or more times, will be guilty
of a class A misdemeanor and assessed a fine of $200 per day, not
to exceed $10,000.  Unlicensed child care facilities operating
illegally can be immediately closed by the Department of Health
and Senior Services and the county prosecuting attorney may file
suit to obtain a permanent order preventing the facility from
further operations.

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95th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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