H.R. 1711 (112th): Child Care Criminal Background Check Act of 2011

Introduced:
May 04, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
André Carson
Representative for Indiana's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 04, 2011
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3315 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 23, 2009

H.R. 1925 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 09, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 4, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 04, 2011
Referred to Committee May 04, 2011
 
Full Title

To amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to require criminal background checks, inspections, and training of child care providers.

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Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (7D) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/4/2011--Introduced.
Child Care Criminal Background Check Act of 2011 - Amends the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to require a state child care services plan to certify that the state will require child care providers that are licensed by the state or that receive funds under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program to obtain a comprehensive criminal background check of each employee who provides child care services, each applicant for employment, and each family child care provider who provides or applies to provide such services and to refuse to employ, or continue to employ, an individual to provide such services:
(1) if such individual was convicted of a crime of violence or a crime against children;
(2) to an eligible child without the supervision of an employee whose criminal background check satisfies requirements, pending receipt of such individual's background check; and
(3) to an eligible child for a period exceeding 90 days with the supervision of an employee whose criminal background check satisfies requirements, pending receipt of such individual's background check.
Requires a state child care services plan to also certify that the state will carry out a comprehensive criminal background check of an employee or applicant of such a child care provider as soon as practicable after the provider's request and make the results available to such provider, employee, and applicant.
Requires the state to certify that: (1) each eligible child care provider (with an exception related to child care provided by a relative) that is licensed by the state will be inspected at least at 3-month intervals; and (2) each such provider that receives funds under the Program will receive not less than 40 hours of initial training and 24 hours of training annually that includes CPR, first aid, recognizing child abuse, basic safety and health, and child behavior and development.
Reduces by 10% allotments to states that fail to comply with the requirements of this Act.

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