Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that no person may operate a child care facility, receive a license to operate a child care facility, be employed by a child care facility, or live as an adult in a child care facility, if the person has been declared a sexually dangerous person under the Sexually Dangerous Persons Act or a sexually violent person under the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act or convicted of committing or attempting to commit specified offenses. Provides an exception if specified criteria are met. Defines "child care facility" for the purposes of the provision concerning background investigations. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that, beginning January 1, 2004, no new applicant and, on the date of licensure renewal, no current licensee may operate or receive a license from the Department to operate, no person may be employed by, and no adult person may reside in a child care facility who has been convicted of committing or attempting to commit specified offenses. Provides circumstances under which such a license may be issued despite such a conviction. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.