Florida Senate - 2017 SB 946 By Senator Stewart 13-01222-17 2017946__ 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. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 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
whichprovides child care for more 16 than five children unrelated to the operator and that which17 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.