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CA22C72C06A7EA00872586BD006F117D Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-167

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 20, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



SB21-167 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:13:11 PM  

Representative Larson, bill sponsor, introduced SB21-167. The bill updates regulations on child care centers, as described below.

Child care centers in schools. The bill updates regulations for child care centers on the property of a public school, charter school, or institute charter school. Specifically, the bill clarifies that child care centers in a school do not need a separate fire code or sanitary standards inspection if the school has already received one in the last 12 months. In addition, the Department of Human Services (DHS) must accept proof of a valid certification from a National Playground Safety Certification Expert as it relates to playground facility inspections and requires inspectors to provide a copy of the inspection report to the school or district. Finally, the bill allows children enrolled in a child care center in a school to possess and self-administer certain medication if certain standards are met.

General child care center regulations. The bill also changes regulations for all child care centers. First, the DHS must accept a signed affidavit affirming compliance with record keeping requirements. The bill also allows child care centers in an emergency situation to have an employee who does not meet caregiver qualifications supervise children for a limited time.

02:23:16 PM  
Representative Larson distributed and spoke on amendment L.012 (Attachment A) to the committee.
02:25:58 PM  
Kim Schulz, representing YMCA of Metropolitan Denver, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Chris Coker, representing Colorado Alliance of YMCAs, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Susan Zimmerman, representing St. Vrain Valley Schools, testified in support of the bill. The panel responded to questions from committee members.
02:31:55 PM  
Representative Larson spoke on amendment L.012 (Attachment A).


02:32:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment A)
Moved Larson
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:32:39 PM  
Representative Larson gave final comments on the bill.


02:33:57 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-167, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Larson
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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