HR 1711

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1711

To amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to require criminal background checks, inspections, and training of child care providers.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 4, 2011

Mr. CARSON of Indiana introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to require criminal background checks, inspections, and training of child care providers.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. PURPOSE.

SEC. 3. AMENDMENTS.

`(aa) each employee who provides child care services;

`(bb) each applicant for employment to provide such services; and

`(cc) each family child care provider who provides or applies to provide such services;

`(aa) if such individual was convicted, in the then most recent 5-year period ending on the date of receipt of such a criminal background check, of--

`(AA) a crime of violence (as defined in section 20101 of subtitle A of title II of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13701)); or

`(BB) a crime against a child for which the penalty exceeds imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year;

`(bb) to an eligible child without the supervision of an employee whose criminal background check satisfies the requirements of the subparagraph, pending receipt of such a criminal background check of such individual; and

`(cc) to an eligible child with the supervision of an employee whose criminal background check satisfies the requirements of the subparagraph and for a period exceeding 90 days, pending receipt of such a criminal background check of such individual; and

SEC. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION OF AMENDMENTS.

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