Status Summary

First reading, referred to Civil Rights & Judiciary on 1.14.19. No hearing scheduled yet. (updated 2.22.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Walsh

Proposes the creation of a certified child safety policy that meets the minimum standards developed by the child safety certification provider that includes:

·         Screening and selection of employees/volunteers

·         Guidelines regarding interactions

·         Monitoring behavior

·         Ensuring safe environments

·         Responses to inappropriate behavior

·         Training about child sexual abuse prevention

The bill also certifies that youth recreational organizations are required to have a child safety policy in place that meets minimum standards.

A five-county pilot program should begin on July 1, 2020.

 *Companion to SB 5161*