Referred to the House Early Learning & Human Services Committee on January 13, 2014.
Substitute offered in the House on January 29, 2014, removes the provision that specifies when the DEL may require
alterations of a child care facility due to inconsistencies with state building code
requirements or minimum standards pertaining to fire hazards; (2) removes the provision
requiring a city or county enforcement official or the chief of the Washington State Patrol
through the director of fire protection to develop a timeline of compliance with a child care
licensee if a regulation violation is identified; (3) removes the provision requiring the DEL to
pay all fees associated with building code inspections and fire hazards inspections; (4)
removes the provision that limits the DEL's requests for inspections to licensed child care
space; (5) removes the provision that specifies that DEL may not modify, suspend, or revoke
child care license or business activities while the DEL is waiting for appropriate agency
inspections, unless there is imminent danger for children and staff; and (6) removes the
provision that states that if appropriate agencies do not find imminent danger for children or
staff, the DEL is responsible for business losses due to the modification, suspension, or
Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 3, 2014.
Amendment offered by Rep. Elizabeth Scott (Monroe) (R) on February 11, 2014, Adds that the Department of Early Learning must receive
written verification from the city or county enforcement
official before requiring any alterations to a child care
Defines "child care facility" as a family day care home,
school-age care, and child day care center.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 11, 2014.