Florida Senate - 2013                                     SB 108
       By Senator Detert
       28-00126-13                                            2013108__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to child care facilities; amending s.
    3         402.302, F.S.; revising a definition; amending s.
    4         402.305, F.S.; requiring the Department of Children
    5         and Families to adopt rules to include specified
    6         requirements within minimum standards relating to a
    7         written plan for the daily provision of varied
    8         activities at a child care facility; providing an
    9         effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Subsection (5) of section 402.302, Florida
   14  Statutes, is amended to read:
   15         402.302 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, the term:
   16         (5) “Department” means the Department of Children and
   17  Families Family Services.
   18         Section 2. Subsection (13) of section 402.305, Florida
   19  Statutes, is amended to read:
   20         402.305 Licensing standards; child care facilities.—
   21         (13) PLAN OF ACTIVITIES.—Minimum standards shall ensure
   22  that each child care facility has and implements a written plan
   23  for the daily provision of varied activities and active and
   24  quiet play opportunities appropriate to the age of the child.
   25  Minimum standards must include requirements for the appropriate
   26  use of confining equipment, periods of physical activity, and
   27  limitations on screen time, as defined in rule by the
   28  department. The written plan must include a program, to be
   29  implemented periodically for children of an appropriate age,
   30  which will assist the children in preventing and avoiding
   31  physical and mental abuse.
   32         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.