Status Summary

Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education on 1/30: Majority; do pass. Minority; without recommendation.
Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 2/1. The bill was pulled in Senate Rules, voted on by the Senate, 47-0-0-2, and referred to the House ELHS committee.
SB6404 was heard in the ELHS Committee on 2/21. Exec. action taken on 2/23; passed and referred to Appropriations.
Heard in Appropriations on 2/24 and exec action taken on 2/26; majority passed and referred to Rules.
On 2/27, placed on second reading by Rules.
On 3/1, Rules suspended and placed on third reading. Passed on third reading; yeas, 97; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 1.
On 3/6, President signed and on 3/8, Speaker signed. The bill will now be delivered to the Governor for action.
(updated 3/8)

Legislative Session



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Sen. Wellman

SB 6404 adds language regarding background checks indicating that for purposes of renewal of the background clearance or certificate, all agency licensees holding a license, persons who are employees, and persons who have been previously qualified by the department, must submit a new background application to the department on a date to be determined by the department. Applicable fees apply to background clearance renewal applications.

Payment requirements do not apply to: 

  • persons who provide regularly scheduled care for a child or children in the home of the provider or in the home of the child or children for periods of less than 24 hours or, if necessary due to the nature of the parent’s work, for periods of 24+ hours,
  • persons who receive child care subsidies, or
  • persons who are exempt from licensing

Effective July 1, 2018

*Companion to HB 2784