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HB 1145: Availability Background Check Child Care

Bill Number: HB11 1145
Year: 2011
ACLU Position: Monitor
Sponsors: McCann, Labuda, Levy, Pabo, Tochtrop


The requirements for background checks for any licensed facility, agency, or licensee (facility) are changed to include Colorado bureau of investigation and federal bureau of investigation checks for all potentia employees, regardless of the length of time a potential employee has resided in Colorado.

The bill requires the state department of human services (department) to study the feasibility of a policy to provide to a parent or prospective parent (parent) of a child attending or applying to attend a facility, upon request and for a fee, the results of the fingerprint-based criminal history records check (background check) performed on an employee of a facility. A facility is required to provide to a parent, upon request, access to the clearance letter provided by the department to the facility concerning a facility employee's background check.

Current Status:

01/24/2011 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
01/24/2011 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
02/09/2011 House Committee on Education Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/02/2011 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations

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