New Version of Child Care Bill Introduced

 

A new version of a child care licensing bill that failed in the Idaho House three weeks ago has been introduced into the Legislature.

The House Health and Welfare Committee voted without dissent to print the new bill, clearing the way for a full hearing later.

The Idaho Press reports, the bill would clean up some of the language in the background check requirements for child care operators and employees, and add to the list of people who can’t work at a child care facility.

That includes people with a felony domestic violence conviction, who have to register as a sex offender or who have been convicted of a felony drug-related offense within the last five years.

It would also require that children 12 months or younger sleep alone, on their backs and in a crib.

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