Florida Senate - 2016 SB 1420 By Senator Bean 4-01590A-16 20161420__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to eligibility for employment as child 3 care personnel; amending s. 402.305, F.S.; prohibiting 4 certain job applicants from employment with a child 5 care facility; providing an effective date. 6 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 8 9 Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section 10 402.305, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 11 402.305 Licensing standards; child care facilities.— 12 (2) PERSONNEL.—Minimum standards for child care personnel 13 shall include minimum requirements as to: 14 (b) The department may grant exemptions from 15 disqualification from working with children or the 16 developmentally disabled as provided in s. 435.07. However, an 17 applicant for a child care position who has been identified as a 18 sex offender or convicted of felonies or violent misdemeanors 19 referenced in 42 U.S.C. s. 9858f may not be employed by any 20 child care facility. 21 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.