SB 21-201

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 26, 2021
  • Passed Senate Apr 26, 2021
  • Passed House May 28, 2021
  • Governor

Stricter Transparency & Enforcement In Child Care

Abstract

The bill addresses concerns related to child care facilities providers (providers) that are operating without a valid license or are exempt from licensure, including: Adding a requirement for the state department of human services (department) to include complaints and the names and locations of cease-and-desist orders that have been issued against a child care facility (facility) providers on the department's child care provider website (website) that is accessible to the public; Adding an additional requirement for the department to post on its website the name and location of any provider operating outside the allowed exemptions and to whom one or more cease-and-desist order has been issued. The information posted must include name, location, and total number of cease-and-desist orders issued to the same provider; Allowing the department or a county department of human or social services (county department) to apply for an injunction if a person is operating a facility that is either required to be licensed but is in violation of any of the requirements of such license or is exempt from licensure but has received one or more cease-and-desist orders from the department or a county department; Establishing that a person operating a facility, whether licensed or exempt from licensure, that has received a cease-and-desist order from the department or a county department and who fails to cure the violation cited by the department or a county department in the allotted period is guilty of a petty offense; Revising and increasing the language related to civil penalties and fines for persons operating a facility, whether licensed or exempt from licensure; and Clarifying that those petty offenses count toward the withholding of Colorado child care assistance program money for family child care home providers. In honor and memory of Elle Matthews, the bill names section 26-6-112 of the Colorado Revised Statutes the "Elle Matthews Act for Increased Safety in Child Care". (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


Jun 11, 2021

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Jun 01, 2021

Senate

Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

May 28, 2021

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 27, 2021

House

House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

May 25, 2021

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

May 21, 2021

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

May 11, 2021

House

House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Health & Human Services

Apr 26, 2021

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services

  • Introduction
Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Health & Human Services

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 23, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations

Apr 07, 2021

Senate

Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Health & Human Services

Mar 30, 2021

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services

  • Introduction
Health & Human Services

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Final Act (06/11/2021) PDF
Rerevised (05/28/2021) PDF
Revised (05/25/2021) PDF
Reengrossed (04/26/2021) PDF
Engrossed (04/23/2021) PDF
Introduced (03/30/2021) PDF
PA3 (05/13/2021) PDF
PA2 (04/23/2021) PDF
PA1 (04/08/2021) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF
Amendment L.006 PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/22/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (05/19/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/06/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/22/2021) PDF

Sources

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