Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services & Early Learning on 1.15.19. Public hearing scheduled in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.25.19. (updated 2.15.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Smith

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*