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2014 House Bill 2191: Concerning compliance with inspections of child care facilities
Introduced by Rep. Elizabeth Scott (Monroe) (R) on January 13, 2014
For Bill Information, please click HERE.   Official Text and Analysis.
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 revocation.
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 facility. 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
Received in the Senate on February 13, 2014
Referred to the Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee on February 13, 2014
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 24, 2014
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 12, 2014