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Minutes for SB126 - Committee on Children and Seniors

Short Title

Restrictions on persons interacting with child care facilities.

Minutes Content for Tue, Mar 14, 2017

The Chair opened the hearing on SB 126 and asked staff to provide an overview of the contents. Kyle Hamilton Revisor, said the bill expands the areas of background checks on anyone living, volunteering or working at a child care facility. He noted the additional language regarding persons convicted of arson, and/or anyone listed in a child abuse and neglect registry or a sex offender registry (Attachment 3).

Written proponent testimony on SB 126 was submitted by the following:

Sandra Kimmons, Director of Economic and Employment Services, Kansas Department for Children and Families (Attachment 4)

Lorrena Steelman, Director, Child Care Licensing Program, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (Attachment 5)

Jennifer Bruning, Executive Director, Kansas Alliance YMCA (Attachment 6)

Kim Engleman, PhD., parent, Johnson County, Kansas (Attachment 7)

Amanda Gress, Director, Government Relations, Kansas Action for Children (Attachment 8)

The hearing on SB 126 was closed.