Senate Bill 40

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 02/10/20: to Health and Family Services (H)
Title AN ACT relating to child welfare.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1125
Sponsor R. Alvarado
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 194A.062 to require front-line staff to submit to national and state fingerprint-supported background checks; amend KRS 199.8966 to define the term "staff member" and to require national and state fingerprint-supported background checks of staff members of child-placing agencies in Kentucky in addition to staff members of child-caring facilities.
Index Headings of Original Version State Agencies - Background check of staff, fingerprint-supported, requiring
State Employees - Background check of staff, fingerprint-supported, requiring
Public Safety - Background check of staff, fingerprint-supported, requiring
Children and Minors - Background check of staff, fingerprint-supported, requiring
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/08/20
  • introduced in Senate
01/15/20
  • to Health & Welfare (S)
01/29/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
01/30/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
01/31/20
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
02/03/20
  • floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
02/06/20
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 6, 2020
  • 3rd reading, passed 35-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendments (1) and (2)
  • received in House
02/10/20
  • to Health and Family Services (H)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; repeal KRS 199.8966 and reenact as a new section of KRS 199.640 to 199.680 to define the term "staff member" and to require national and state fingerprint-supported background checks of staff members of child-caring facilities and child-placing agencies in Kentucky.
Index Headings State Agencies - Background check of staff, fingerprint-supported, requiring
State Employees - Background check of staff, fingerprint-supported, requiring
Public Safety - Background check of staff, fingerprint-supported, requiring
Children and Minors - Background check of staff, fingerprint-supported, requiring

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Alvarado
Summary Establish new language structure related to the new definition of "staff member" to make it include individuals who are employees, contract employees, self-employed, volunteers, or interns of child-caring facilities, or child-placing agencies and their direct work with children.
Index Headings State Agencies - Background check of staff, fingerprint-supported, requiring
State Employees - Background check of staff, fingerprint-supported, requiring
Public Safety - Background check of staff, fingerprint-supported, requiring
Children and Minors - Background check of staff, fingerprint-supported, requiring

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Specify that child-placing agencies are only subject to the background check requirements when background checks can be conducted electronicially under KRS 17.185.
Index Headings Children and Minors - Child-placing agencies, background check requirement, exempt until checks are done electronically

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