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EXPLANATION: Moves all State child care licensing and inspections to the Department of Social Services.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 89, GENERAL
PROVISIONS, page 520, after line 27, by adding an appropriately
numbered paragraph to read:
/ (GP: Child Care Licensing and Inspections) For the current fiscal year, the statutory and regulatory functions of the department of health and environmental control with respect to the licensing and inspections of child care centers are transferred to and shall be performed by the department of social services. The authority to impose fees authorized by law and regulation by the department of health and environmental control on child care centers for the department's functions with respect to the licensing and inspections of child care centers continue in effect for the current fiscal year, but is transferred to the department of social services. The revenue of the fees must be retained by the department of social services to defray its expenses incurred in the current fiscal year in exercising the transferred child care licensing and inspection functions./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.