Florida Senate - 2017                                     SB 946
       By Senator Stewart
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    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to child care facilities; amending s.
    3         402.302, F.S.; revising the definition of the term
    4         “child care facility” to exclude facilities offering
    5         programs for children which are owned and operated by
    6         a county or municipal government under certain
    7         circumstances; providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 402.302, Florida
   12  Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         402.302 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, the term:
   14         (2) “Child care facility” includes any child care center or
   15  child care arrangement that which provides child care for more
   16  than five children unrelated to the operator and that which
   17  receives a payment, fee, or grant for any of the children
   18  receiving care, wherever operated, and whether or not operated
   19  for profit. The following are not included:
   20         (a) Public schools and nonpublic schools and their integral
   21  programs, except as provided in s. 402.3025;
   22         (b) Summer camps having children in full-time residence;
   23         (c) Summer day camps;
   24         (d) Bible schools normally conducted during vacation
   25  periods; and
   26         (e) Operators of transient establishments, as defined in
   27  chapter 509, which provide child care services solely for the
   28  guests of their establishment or resort, provided that all child
   29  care personnel of the establishment are screened according to
   30  the level 2 screening requirements of chapter 435.
   31         (f) Facilities offering programs for children over 5 years
   32  of age after the conclusion of the regular school day and during
   33  school holidays which are operated and staffed directly by a
   34  county or municipal government and are in compliance with the
   35  screening requirements for personnel pursuant to s. 402.305.
   36         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.