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H.R. 4519 (106th): Baylee’s Law

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 19, 2000 (Reported by House Committee).


HR 4519 RH

Union Calendar No. 522

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4519

[Report No. 106-869, Part I]

To amend the Public Buildings Act of 1959 concerning the safety and security of children enrolled in childcare facilities located in public buildings under the control of the General Services Administration.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 23, 2000

Mr. FRANKS of New Jersey introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

September 19, 2000

Reported from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

September 19, 2000

Referral to the Committee on Government Reform extended for a period ending not later than September 19, 2000

September 19, 2000

The Committee on Government Reform discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To amend the Public Buildings Act of 1959 concerning the safety and security of children enrolled in childcare facilities located in public buildings under the control of the General Services Administration.

    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 ‘Baylee’s Law’.

SEC. 2. SAFETY AND SECURITY OF CHILDREN IN CHILDCARE FACILITIES.

    The Public Buildings Act of 1959 (40 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

‘SEC. 22. SAFETY AND SECURITY OF CHILDREN IN CHILDCARE FACILITIES.

    ‘(a) WRITTEN NOTICE TO PARENTS OR GUARDIANS-

      ‘(1) INITIAL NOTIFICATION- Before the enrollment of any child in a childcare facility located in a public building under the control of the Administrator, the Administrator shall provide to the parents or guardians of the child a written notification containing--

        ‘(A) an identification of the current tenants in the public building; and

        ‘(B) the designation of the level of security of the public building.

      ‘(2) NOTIFICATION OF NEW TENANTS- After providing a written notification to the parents or guardians of a child under paragraph (1), the Administrator shall provide to the parents or guardians a written notification if any new Federal tenant is scheduled to take occupancy in the public building.

    ‘(b) NOTIFICATION OF SERIOUS THREATS TO SAFETY OR SECURITY- As soon as practicable after being informed of a serious threat, as determined by the Administrator, that could affect the safety and security of children enrolled in a childcare facility in a public building under the control of the Administrator, the Administrator shall provide notice of the threat to the parents or guardians of each child in the facility.

    ‘(c) REPORT TO CONGRESS-

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this section, the Administrator shall transmit to Congress a comprehensive report on childcare facilities in public buildings under the control of the Administrator.

      ‘(2) CONTENTS- The report to be transmitted under paragraph (1) shall include--

        ‘(A) an identification and description of each childcare facility located in a public building under the control of the Administrator; and

        ‘(B) an assessment of the level of safety and security of children enrolled in the childcare facility and recommendations on methods for enhancing that safety and security.

      ‘(3) WINDOWS AND INTERIOR FURNISHINGS- In conducting an assessment of a childcare facility under paragraph (2)(B), the Administrator shall examine the windows and interior furnishings of the facility to determine whether adequate protective measures have been implemented to protect children in the facility against the dangers associated with windows and interior furnishings in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack, including the deadly effect of flying glass.’.

Union Calendar No. 522

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4519

[Report No. 106-869, Part I]

A BILL

To amend the Public Buildings Act of 1959 concerning the safety and security of children enrolled in childcare facilities located in public buildings under the control of the General Services Administration.


September 19, 2000

Reported from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

September 19, 2000

Referral to the Committee on Government Reform extended for a period ending not later than September 19, 2000

September 19, 2000

The Committee on Government Reform discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed