IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 16, 2009
Mr. Isakson (for himself, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Chambliss, and Mr. Burris) introduced the following bill; which was 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 liability insurance.
This Act may be cited as the
Anthony DeJuan Boatwright
Section 658E(c)(2) of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 9858c(c)(2)) is amended—
(E)(i), by adding at the end the following:
The State plan shall also
provide assurances that the State includes as part of its regulatory process
for issuance and renewal of licenses to providers of child care services, a
recommendation to each such provider that the provider carry liability
insurance covering the operation of its child care business.;
in subparagraph (F)—
in clause (ii),
and at the end;
in clause (iii), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon;
by inserting after clause (iii) the following:
a requirement that each such licensed child care provider—
post publicly and conspicuously in the service area of its premises a notice specifying whether or not such provider carries liability insurance covering the operation of its child care business;
provide to parents of children to whom the provider provides child care services a written notice stating only whether or not such provider carries liability insurance covering the operation of its child care business, including the amount of any such coverage;
obtain the signature of at least 1 parent of each such child on such written notice (without any addition, attachment, or enclosure) acknowledging that such parent has received such notice; and
maintain such notice (or a copy of such notice) as signed by such parent (or a copy of the signed notice) in such provider's records during the period in which the child receives such services.
in the last
sentence, by striking
Nothing in this subparagraph and inserting
Nothing in clause (i), (ii), or (iii).
This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect on October 1 of the first fiscal year that begins more than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act.