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SB 236/LM (BR 353) - J. Adams, R. Alvarado, D. Carroll, C. Embry Jr., M. Wise

     AN ACT relating to the protection of children.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 199 to permit a parent or legal guardian to request a background check of the child abuse and neglect registry records when employing a child care provider for his or her minor child; require the cabinet to make the request form available on its Web site; create language to require the signature of the individual child care provider consenting to a background check; amend KRS 160.380 to require that school superintendents conduct a background check of child abuse and neglect records maintained by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services when considering employment decisions; create new sections of KRS Chapter 211 to define terms, prohibit youth camps from employing or allowing the involvement of any individual who has been convicted of a criminal offense against a minor or a sex crime, who is a violent offender or has abused or neglected a child; require youth camps to obtain state and national criminal background checks of applicants, contractors, or volunteers; require documentation of records checks; provide for suspension of operating permits if a youth camp is not in compliance; establish a criminal penalty for knowingly employing certain offenders; amend KRS 160.157 to allow a private, parochial, or church school to conduct a background check of child abuse and neglect records maintained by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services when considering employment decisions; Section 1 to 2 of this Act are effective July 1, 2018.


AMENDMENTS

     SCS1/LM - Retain original provisions and make technical change to establish new sections 4 through 7 in KRS 194A instead of KRS 211; make effective July 1, 2018.

     Feb 16, 2017 - introduced in Senate
     Feb 21, 2017 - to Health & Welfare (S)
     Feb 27, 2017 - taken from Health & Welfare (S); 1st reading; returned to Health & Welfare (S)
     Feb 28, 2017 - taken from Health & Welfare (S); 2nd reading; returned to Health & Welfare (S)
     Mar 01, 2017 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute
     Mar 02, 2017 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 2, 2017; 3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 03, 2017 - received in House
     Mar 06, 2017 - to Health and Family Services (H)
     Mar 07, 2017 - taken from Health and Family Services (H); 1st reading; returned to Health and Family Services (H)
     Mar 08, 2017 - taken from Health and Family Services (H); 2nd reading; returned to Health and Family Services (H); posted in committee
     Mar 14, 2017 - reported favorably, to Rules as a Consent Bill; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 15, 2017
     Mar 15, 2017 - 3rd reading, passed 97-0; received in Senate; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor
     Mar 27, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 115)