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HB 374 (BR 1065) - R. Benvenuti III, C. Morgan, M. Prunty

     AN ACT relating to federally mandated background checks and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 17.165 to define "criminal offense against a victim who is a minor"; require that all employers of applicants for initial employment in positions involving supervisory or disciplinary power over minors request conviction information from the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet or the Administrative Office of the Courts; prohibit hiring of such applicants if they were convicted of a violent crime, sex crime, or criminal offense against a minor victim, or have been found by a court to have abused or neglected a child; amend KRS 199.011 to add the definition for "rap back system"; amend KRS 199.462 to allow the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to register members of certified adoptive or foster homes into the rap back system; create a new section of KRS Chapter 199 to define "child care staff member"; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to require child care staff members to submit to background checks; permit the cabinet to charge a fee for the check and require that the fee charged to the cabinet is no greater than the actual cost of the check; require the promulgation of administrative regulations; amend KRS 199.896 to require directors and employees of child-care centers with supervisory or disciplinary power over minors or in direct contact with minors to submit to background checks; amend KRS 199.8982 to require family child-care providers to submit to background checks; amend KRS 17.990 to conform; EMERGENCY.


AMENDMENTS

     HCS1 - Retain original provisions; change references from “supervisory or disciplinary power over” to “care and supervision of” and add that employers of minors are exempt from background check requirements; declare an EMERGENCY.
     SFA1( J. Adams ) - Clarify that background checks apply only to child-serving professionals; declare an EMERGENCY.

     Feb 14, 2017 - introduced in House
     Feb 15, 2017 - to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 21, 2017 - reassigned to Health and Family Services (H)
     Feb 22, 2017 - posted in committee
     Feb 23, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 24, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, February 27, 2017
     Feb 27, 2017 - taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 91-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 28, 2017 - received in Senate; to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 02, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 03, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 06, 2017 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 7, 2017
     Mar 07, 2017 - taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 8, 2017; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 08, 2017 - 3rd reading, passed 37-0 with floor amendment (1)
     Mar 14, 2017 - received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 15, 2017 - posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendment (1); House concurred in Senate floor amendment (1); Bill passed 93-0; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Mar 27, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 135)