HR 1473 RFS
October 30, 2007
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to require child care providers to provide to parents information regarding whether such providers carry current liability insurance.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Anthony DeJuan Boatwright Act'.
SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS.
Section 658e(c)(2) of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 9858c(c)(2)) is amended--
(1) in subparagraph (E)(i) by adding at the end the following: `The State shall include as part of its regulatory process for issuance and renewal of licenses to providers of child care services, a recommendation to each provider that it carry current liability insurance covering the operation of its child care business.', and
(2) in subparagraph (F)--
(A) in clause (ii) by striking `and' at the end,
(B) in clause (iii) by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon,
(C) by inserting after clause (iii) the following:
`(iv) a requirement that each licensed child care provider--
`(I) post publicly and conspicuously in the service area of its premises a notice specifying whether or not such provider carries current liability insurance covering the operation of its child care business;
`(II) provide to parents of children to whom it provides child care services a written notice stating whether or not such provider carries current liability insurance covering the operation of its child care business, including the amount of any such coverage;
`(III) obtain the signature of at least 1 parent of each such child on such written notice acknowledging that such parent has received such notice; and
`(IV) maintain such notice (or a copy of such notice) as signed by such parents (or a copy of the signed notice) in such provider's records during the period in which the child receives such services.', and
(D) in the last sentence by inserting `clauses (i), (ii), or (iii) of' after `Nothing in'.
SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.
This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect on October 1 of the 1st fiscal year that begins more than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act.
Passed the House of Representatives October 29, 2007.
LORRAINE C. MILLER,