Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3496Ratification Number: 222Act Number: 151Primary Sponsor: WaitesType of Legislation: GBSubject: Child day care facilitiesDate Bill Passed both Bodies: May 31, 1991Computer Document Number: DKA/3132.BDGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Jun 12, 1991Introduced Date: Feb 12, 1991Date of Last Amendment: May 09, 1991Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Jun 12, 1991Last History Type: Act No. 151Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Waites Corning Wright Manly WhipperType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3496 ------ Jun 12, 1991 Act No. 151 3496 ------ Jun 12, 1991 Signed by Governor 3496 ------ Jun 06, 1991 Ratified R 222 3496 Senate May 31, 1991 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3496 Senate May 30, 1991 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, May 31 3496 Senate May 29, 1991 Recalled from Committee 13 3496 Senate May 14, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 13 referred to Committee 3496 House May 10, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3496 House May 09, 1991 Unanimous consent for third reading on next Legislative day 3496 House May 09, 1991 Amended, read second time 3496 House May 01, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 27 with amendment 3496 House Feb 12, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A151, R222, H3496)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-2700, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS PERTAINING TO CHILD DAY CARE FACILITIES, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS OF REGULAR AND PROVISIONAL LICENSES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-2840, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF FAMILY DAY CARE HOMES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR ELECTION TO BE LICENSED AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THEIR OPERATORS AND CAREGIVERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Regular and provisional licenses for family day care homes
SECTION 1. Section 20-7-2700 p. and q. of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"p. `Regular license' means a license issued by the department for two years to an operator of a private child day care center or group day care home or a family day care home which elects to be licensed showing that the licensee is in compliance with the provisions of this subarticle and the regulations of the department at the time of issuance and authorizing the licensee to operate in accordance with the license, this subarticle, and the regulations of the department.
q. `Provisional license' means a license issued by the department to an operator of a private child day care center or group day care home or a family day care home which elects to be licensed authorizing the licensee to begin operations although the licensee temporarily is unable to comply with all of the requirements for a license."
Requirements for family day care homes electing to be licensed
SECTION 2. Section 20-7-2840 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 20-7-2840. (A) As used in this subarticle, `family day care home' means an occupied residence in which child day care regularly is provided for no more than six children, unattended by a parent or legal guardian, including those children living in the home and the children received for day care who are related to the resident caregiver. However, an occupied residence in which child day care regularly is provided only for a child or children related to the resident caregiver or only for the child or children of one unrelated family, or only for a combination of these children, is not a family day care home.
(B) An operator of a family day care home shall register with the department within six months of June 13, 1977.
(C) A family day care home which elects to participate in a federal program which requires licensing as a prerequisite to participation may elect to be licensed under the procedures in Section 20-7-2850. A family day care home electing licensing shall demonstrate compliance with the suggested standards developed by the department under Section 20-7-2980 and shall comply with provisions of Sections 20-7-2730 and 20-7-2740 relating to criminal history conviction records checks upon original licensing and upon renewal. Operators and caregivers of licensed family day care homes are held to the standards in Sections 20-7-2730 and 20-7-2740 regarding criminal convictions."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 12th day of June, 1991.