Status Summary

First reading, referred to Children, Youth & Families on 2.2.21.
 
Public hearing scheduled in the House Committee on Children, Youth & Families on 2.8.21. 

Executive session scheduled, but no action taken, in the House Committee on Children, Youth & Families on 2.11.21. 

(updated 4.23.21)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Gregerson

HB1454 requires that the department may request that a child care agency that is operating without a license voluntarily provide the names of parents whose children received child care from that agency, so that the department can contact these parents to inform them about licensed child care providers in the area. 

If an agency does voluntarily provide the names of parents whose children received child care under this subsection within 30 days of receiving this request, the department shall waive any penalties assessed against the agency if: 
(i) The agency is no longer operating without a license or subject to licensure; and (ii) No children were harmed while in the care of the agency.

In addition to the civil penalties authorized under this section, if the department makes a final determination that a person was an agency subject to licensing under this chapter that operated without a license, the department may:
(a) Issue a cease and desist order; 
(b) Post a notice on the premises of the agency subject to licensing under this chapter that is operating without a license indicating that child care services were provided on those premises without a license when licensure is required under this chapter.

By November 1, 2021, and in compliance with RCW 43.01.036, the department and the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs shall submit a report to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature that details the model policy related to responding to complaints alleging that an agency subject to licensure is operating without a license. required in this act. This section expires June 20, 2022.