HB367 (2017) Detail

Relative to central registry checks for out-of-state child care providers and staff.


CHAPTER 62

HB 367 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0559

05/01

 

HOUSE BILL 367

 

AN ACT relative to central registry checks for out-of-state child care providers and staff.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18; Rep. LeBrun, Hills. 32; Rep. Guthrie, Rock. 13; Rep. P. Long, Hills. 10; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that, upon the request of another state's lead agency, the department of health and human services shall check the name of an out-of-state child care provider, staff member, or prospective staff member against New Hampshire's registry of founded reports of abuse and neglect.

 

This bill is a request of the department of health and human services.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0559

05/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to central registry checks for out-of-state child care providers and staff.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

62:1  New Paragraph; Child Protection Act; Central Registry Checks for Out-of-State Child Care Providers and Staff.  Amend RSA 169-C:35 by inserting after paragraph VI the following new paragraph:

VII.(a)  Notwithstanding any provision of law or administrative rule to the contrary, upon the receipt of a written request from another state's lead agency to check the name of a child care provider, child care staff member, or prospective child care staff member in its state against the department's state registry of founded reports of abuse and neglect established under this section, the department shall conduct the requested check and shall provide the results of the check to the requesting state's lead agency.

(b)  In this paragraph:

(1)  "Lead agency" means the state, territorial or tribal entity, or joint interagency office designated or established pursuant to the requirements of the federal Child Care and Development Fund program.

(2)  "Child care provider" means a center based child care provider, a family child care provider, or another provider of child care services for compensation and on a regular basis that is not an individual who is related to all children from whom child care services are provided and is licensed, regulated, or registered under state law or eligible to receive assistance provided under the federal Child Care and Development Fund program.

(3)  "Child care staff member" means an individual, other than an individual who is related to all children for whom child care services are provided:

(A)  Who is employed by a child care provider for compensation, including contract employees or self-employed individuals;

(B)  Whose activities involve the care or supervision of children for a child care provider or unsupervised access to children who are cared for or supervised by a child care provider; or

(C)  Any individual residing in a family child care home who is age 18 or older.

62:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: June 02, 2017

Effective Date: June 02, 2017

Links

HB367 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 7, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 7, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 15, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 6, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 20, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB367 Revision: 301 Date: June 6, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
HB367 Revision: 302 Date: April 20, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
HB367 Revision: 303 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 8:20 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 3 P. 10
Feb. 7, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/07/2017 10:00 AM LOB 205
Feb. 7, 2017 Executive Session: 02/07/2017 LOB 205
Feb. 15, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/15/2017 (Vote 20-0; CC)
Feb. 15, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 15
Feb. 16, 2017 Introduced 02/16/2017 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 7
April 6, 2017 Hearing: 04/06/2017, Room 101, LOB, 01:15 pm; SC 17
April 20, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/20/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 19
April 20, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/20/2017; SJ 14
April 27, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 04/27/2017); SJ 16
April 20, 2017 Enrolled 04/20/2017 HJ 14 P. 26
June 2, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/02/2017; Chapter 62; Eff. 6/2/2017