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Children's Resident Camp Rental & Visiting Group

Concerning clarifying operational authority for children's resident camp-related entities.
2024 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Human Services
Bill Summary

The bill incorporates children's resident camp visiting groups (visiting camp group) and children's resident camp rental facilities (camp rental facility) into the existing child care regulatory framework. The bill clarifies the allocation of responsibility for compliance with certain standards between visiting camp groups and camp rental facilities.

The bill assigns responsibility to visiting camp groups for obtaining a license and complying with licensure standards if the visiting camp groups lease or use a camp rental facility. If a visiting camp group leases or uses a camp rental facility, the camp rental facility retains responsibility for compliance with campsite, fire safety, sanitation, and other physical facility standards. The bill creates an exception for visiting camp groups that conduct their activities at licensed children's resident camps.

The bill permits the department of early childhood (department) to streamline paperwork for visiting camp groups and enter into reciprocity agreements with other states. The bill adds visiting camp groups and camp rental facilities to the department's existing license application and fee structure. The bill extends existing fingerprinting exemptions for out-of-state employees of children's resident camps to out-of-state employees working for visiting camp groups and at camp rental facilities, and it exempts camp rental facilities from certain drinking water testing requirements.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. M. Baisley
Rep. R. Pugliese



The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details