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.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    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.