HOUSE BILL No. 1062
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Synopsis: Class I child care homes. Allows a class I child care home
to serve a school age child during a break in the school year that
exceeds four weeks if: (1) the school age child was at the home
part-time during the four months preceding the break or has a sibling
attending the child care home; and (2) the child care home and its
licensee meet certain requirements. (The introduced version of this bill
was prepared by the board for the coordination of child care
Effective: July 1, 2001.
January 8, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Human Affairs.
First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1062
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 12-7-2-33.7; (01)IN1062.1.1. -->
IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 33.7. (a) As used in this
chapter, "class I child care home" means a child care home that serves
any combination of full-time and part-time children, not to exceed at
any one (1) time twelve (12) children plus three (3) children during the
school year only who are enrolled in at least grade 1. Except as
provided in subsection (c),
the addition of three (3) school age
children may not occur during a break in the school year that exceeds
four (4) weeks.
(b) A child:
(1) for whom a provider of care in the child care home is a parent,
stepparent, guardian, custodian, or other relative; and
(2) who is at least seven (7) years of age;
shall not be counted in determining whether the child care home is
within the limit set forth in subsection (a).
(c) A child care home may serve a school age child during a
break in the school year that exceeds four (4) weeks if the following
conditions are met:
(1) The school age child:
(A) was in the home part-time during the four (4) months
preceding the break; or
(B) has a sibling attending the child care home.
(2) The child care home meets the following requirements:
(A) Provides at least thirty-five (35) square feet for each
(B) Maintains the child to staff ratio required under rules
adopted by the division for each age group of children in
(C) Provides age appropriate toys, games, equipment, and
activities for each age group of children enrolled.
(D) If the licensee does not reside in the child care home,
the child care home has:
(i) at least two (2) exits that comply with the exit
requirements for an E-3 building occupancy
classification under the Indiana building code adopted
by the fire prevention and building safety commission;
(ii) an illuminated exit sign over each required exit; and
(iii) emergency lighting for each required exit.
(3) The licensee for the child care home has maintained a class
I child care home license for at least twelve (12) children:
(A) for at least one (1) year; and
(B) without any citations for noncompliance.