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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3025        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 387


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Linda Dorcena Forry and Sal N. DiDomenico


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to secure child safety in family child care systems.






Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Carlos Henriquez

5th Suffolk

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3025        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 387

By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator DiDomenico, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 387) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Sal N. DiDomenico and others relative to early home childcare certification.  Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act to secure child safety in family child care systems.


              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              Section 9 of chapter 15D of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out subsection (b) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-

              (b) All family child care homes and all large family day care homes shall be subject to quarterly in-home checks by the department without notice. If found not in compliance with  criminal offender record information and department of children and families reporting as required by the department in 606 CMR 14, the family child care home or large family day care home shall be subject to suspension at the discretion of the department. If suspended, the department shall secure an alternative child care opportunity for the displaced children.

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