HB230 (2021) Detail

Relative to child day care monitoring visits, requirements for child day care providers, and the appeals process for child day care providers.


Rep. S. Pearson, Rock. 6

October 25, 2021

2021-2227h

05/04

 

 

Amendment to HB 230

 

Amend section 2 of the bill by replacing it with the following:

 

2  New Subparagraphs; Child Day Care Licensing; Rulemaking; Continuing Education Requirements and Associate Teacher Qualifications.  Amend RSA 170-E:11, I by inserting after subparagraph (n) the following new subparagraphs:

(o)  Requiring not more than 6 hours of annual continuing education or professional development for all personnel employed at a child day care agency licensed pursuant to this chapter.

(p)  The following qualification for certification as an associate teacher: a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised child care experience in a licensed child care program and 30 hours of training in child growth and development, the latter of which may be documented life experience.

 

Amend the bill by replacing all after section 3 with the following:

 

4  New Section; Child Day Care Licensing; Retaliation Prohibited.  Amend RSA 170-E by inserting after section 8 the following new section:

170-E:8-a  Retaliation Prohibited.  The department shall not retaliate against an applicant, licensee, or permittee for any reason.  Any applicant, licensee, or permittee who believes that the department's actions regarding licensure or permit status, or the findings of a monitoring visit, were retaliatory in nature may submit a complaint to the commissioner.  The department shall investigate the complaint in order to take appropriate action against any department employee having found to be in violation of this section.

5  Effective Date.

I.  Sections 3 and 4 of this act shall take effect January 1, 2023.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

2021-2227h

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill:

 

I.  Revises the procedure for posting results of child day care monitoring visits on the department of health and human services website and expands the licensees' opportunity to respond to the department's findings.

 

II.  Requires a child day care agency employee to obtain at least 6 hours of annual continuing education or professional development.

 

III.  Establishes minimum qualifications for certification as a child care associate teacher.

 

IV.  Permits a child day care agency to appeal the decision resulting from the informal dispute resolution process; provides that, with limited exception, the agency may operate pending appeal of the department's decision; and prohibits the department from retaliating against the child day care agency.

Links

HB230 at GenCourtMobile
HB230 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 4, 2021 House Hearing
Oct. 25, 2021 House Exec Session
Nov. 8, 2021 House Exec Session
Nov. 15, 2021 House Floor Vote
Feb. 4, 2021 House Hearing
Nov. 15, 2021 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB230 Revision: 33532 Date: Nov. 15, 2021, 9:17 a.m.
HB230 Revision: 31554 Date: Jan. 9, 2021, 3:50 p.m.

Docket


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-2227h 11/15/2021 (Vote 18-0; CC)


Nov. 16, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-2227h 11/15/2021 (Vote 18-0; CC)


Nov. 8, 2021: Executive Session: 11/08/2021 10:30 a.m. LOB306-308


Oct. 25, 2021: Executive Session: 10/25/2021 10:30 a.m. LOB306-308


: Subcommittee Work Session: 09/14/2021 10:00 am LOB 306


Sept. 2, 2021: Subcommittee Work Session: 09/14/2021 10:00 am LOB 306


March 11, 2021: Retained in Committee


: Retained in Committee


Feb. 4, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/04/2021 09:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/99659562277 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 27, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/04/2021 09:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/99659562277 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 9, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 2 P. 40


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 2 P. 40