Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services & Early Learning on 1.15.19.
Public hearing in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.25.19.
As of mid-March, the bill is dead. However, it could “come back" during the 2019 session as an amendment on another bill or other mechanisms, or next year (since bills technically stay alive for the full 2019-20 biennium).

(updated 1.9.20)

Legislative Session



In Progress



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*