PA 15-161—sHB 6910

Public Safety and Security Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO DAY CARE CENTERS

SUMMARY: This act requires every day care center licensee to give the center's contact information, in writing, to the local police department and State Police troop that has jurisdiction where the center is located. The information must include the center's name, address, and telephone number.

The act requires the police department or troop to notify a licensee that submits such information about conditions in the vicinity of the center that may endanger the children's safety or welfare, including conditions caused by fire; a criminal act; an emergency; or an act of nature, such as an earthquake, tornado, storm, or hurricane. The act sets no timeframes for this notification.

The centers must verify and update contact information, as appropriate.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2015

DAY CARE CENTERS

The act applies to:

1. “child day care centers,” which offer or provide supplementary care to more than 12 children outside their own homes on a regular basis;

2. “group day care homes,” which offer or provide supplementary care to seven to 12 children on a regular basis or meet the definition of a family day care home except that they do not operate in a private family home; and

3. “family day care homes,” which are private family homes that generally provide care on a regularly recurring basis for up to six children, including the provider's children, not in school full time, between three and 12 hours during a 24-hour period (CGS 19a-77).

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