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Third Substitute S.B. 184

Representative Paul Ray proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
CHILD CARE LICENSING EXEMPTIONS

             2     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Jon J. Greiner

             5     
House Sponsor: Paul Ray

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill recodifies the Utah Child Care Licensing Act and provides exemptions from
             10      the act.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines terms;
             14          .    recodifies the Utah Child Care Licensing Act;
             15          .    amends provisions relating to the reimbursement for expenses of members of the
             16      Child Care Licensing Advisory Committee;
             17          .    describes persons who are exempt from the requirements of the Utah Child Care
             18      Licensing Act;
             19          .    requires persons who are expressly exempt from the requirements of the Utah Child
             20      Care Licensing Act to conduct criminal background checks on their employees who
             21      have access to qualifying children; and
             22          .    makes technical changes.
             23      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          None
             25      Other Special Clauses:


             26          None
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             28      AMENDS:
             29          26-39-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 13
             30          63-2-304, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 66 and 352
             31          78A-6-209, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
             32          78A-6-323, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
             33      ENACTS:
             34          26-39-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             35      RENUMBERS AND AMENDS:
             36          26-39-201, (Renumbered from 26-39-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999,
             37      Chapter 77)
             38          26-39-301, (Renumbered from 26-39-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007,
             39      Chapter 306)
             40          26-39-401, (Renumbered from 26-39-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006,
             41      Chapter 317)
             42          26-39-402, (Renumbered from 26-39-105.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006,
             43      Chapters 77, 103, and 317)
             44          26-39-403, (Renumbered from 26-39-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1998,
             45      Chapter 158)
             46          26-39-404, (Renumbered from 26-39-107, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007,
             47      Chapter 43)
             48          26-39-501, (Renumbered from 26-39-109, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006,
             49      Chapter 37)
             50          26-39-601, (Renumbered from 26-39-108, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter
             51      196)
             52          26-39-602, (Renumbered from 26-39-110, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter
             53      196)
             54     
             55      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             56          Section 1. Section 26-39-102 is amended to read:


             57     
Part 1. General Provisions.

             58           26-39-102. Definitions.
             59          As used in this chapter:
             60          [(1) "Child" means:]
             61          [(a) a child of a person other than the provider of child care;]
             62          [(b) a child of a licensed or certified residential child care provider who is under the
             63      age of four; and]
             64          [(c) a child of an employee or owner of a licensed child care center who is under the
             65      age of four.]
             66          [(2)] (1) "Child care" means continuous care and supervision of five or more qualifying
             67      children [through age 12 and children with disabilities through age 18], that is:
             68          (a) in lieu of care ordinarily provided by [parents in their own] a parent in the parent's
             69      home[,];
             70          (b) for less than 24 hours a day[,]; and
             71          (c) for direct or indirect compensation.
             72          [(3)] (2) "Child care program" means a child care facility or program operated by a
             73      person who holds a license or certificate issued in accordance with this chapter.
             74          (3) "Committee" means the Child Care Licensing Advisory Committee, created in
             75      Section 26-39-201 .
             76          (4) "Public school" means:
             77          (a) a school, including a charter school, that:
             78          (i) is directly funded at public expense; and
             79          (ii) provides education to qualifying children for any grade from first grade through
             80      twelfth grade; or
             81          (b) a school, including a charter school, that provides:
             82          (i) preschool or kindergarten to qualifying children, regardless of whether the preschool
             83      or kindergarten is funded at public expense; and
             84          (ii) education to qualifying children for any grade from first grade through twelfth
             85      grade, if each grade, from first grade to twelfth grade, that is provided at the school, is directly
             86      funded at public expense.
             87          (5) "Qualifying child" means a person who is:


             88          (a) (i) under the age of 13; or
             89          (ii) under the age of 18, if the person has a disability; and
             90          (b) a child of:
             91          (i) a person other than the person providing care to the child;
             92          (ii) a licensed or certified residential child care provider, if the child is under the age of
             93      four; or
             94          (iii) an employee or owner of a licensed child care center, if the child is under the age
             95      of four.
             96          [(4)] (6) "Residential child care" means child care provided in the home of a provider.
             97          Section 2. Section 26-39-201 , which is renumbered from Section 26-39-103 is
             98      renumbered and amended to read:
             99     
Part 2. Child Care Licensing Advisory Committee

             100           [26-39-103].     26-39-201. Child Care Licensing Advisory Committee.
             101          (1) (a) There is established the Child Care Licensing Advisory Committee to advise the
             102      department on rules [promulgated] made by the department [pursuant to] under this chapter.
             103      [It]
             104          (b) The committee shall be composed of the following 13 members who shall be
             105      appointed by the executive director:
             106          [(a)] (i) two child care consumers;
             107          [(b)] (ii) two licensed residential child care providers;
             108          [(c)] (iii) one certified residential child care provider;
             109          [(d)] (iv) five representatives of licensed child care center programs;
             110          [(e)] (v) one individual with expertise in early childhood development; and
             111          [(f)] (vi) two health care providers.
             112          (2) [Appointments shall be for] Members shall be appointed for four-year terms, except
             113      for those members who have been appointed to complete an unexpired term. Appointments
             114      and reappointments may be staggered so that 1/4 of the committee changes each year. The
             115      committee shall annually elect a chairman from its membership.
             116          (3) The [advisory] committee shall meet at least quarterly, or more frequently as
             117      determined by the executive director, the chairman, or three or more members of the
             118      committee. Seven members constitute a quorum and a vote of the majority of the members


             119      present constitutes an action of the committee.
             120          [(4) Advisory committee members shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary
             121      expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as established by the director of the
             122      Division of Finance, pursuant to Section 63A-3-107 . Advisory committee members may
             123      decline reimbursement.]
             124          Section 3. Section 26-39-202 is enacted to read:
             125          26-39-202. Members serve without pay -- Reimbursement for expenses.
             126          (1) A member of the committee who is not a government employee shall receive no
             127      compensation or benefits for the member's services, but may:
             128          (a) receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official
             129      duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and
             130      63A-3-107 ; or
             131          (b) decline to receive per diem and expenses for the member's service.
             132          (2) A member of the committee who is a state government officer or employee and
             133      who does not receive salary, per diem, or expenses from the member's agency for the member's
             134      service may:
             135          (a) receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official
             136      duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and
             137      63A-3-107 ; or
             138          (b) decline to receive per diem and expenses for the member's service.
             139          Section 4. Section 26-39-301 , which is renumbered from Section 26-39-104 is
             140      renumbered and amended to read:
             141     
Part 3. Department Duties

             142           [26-39-104].     26-39-301. Duties of the department.
             143          (1) With regard to child care programs licensed under this chapter, the department
             144      may:
             145          (a) make and enforce rules to implement this chapter and, as necessary to protect
             146      qualifying children's common needs for a safe and healthy environment, to provide for:
             147          (i) adequate facilities and equipment; and
             148          (ii) competent caregivers considering the age of the children and the type of program
             149      offered by the licensee;


             150          (b) make and enforce rules necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter, in the
             151      following areas:
             152          (i) requirements for applications, the application process, and compliance with other
             153      applicable statutes and rules;
             154          (ii) documentation and policies and procedures that providers shall have in place in
             155      order to be licensed, in accordance with Subsection (1)(a);
             156          (iii) categories, classifications, and duration of initial and ongoing licenses;
             157          (iv) changes of ownership or name, changes in licensure status, and changes in
             158      operational status;
             159          (v) license expiration and renewal, contents, and posting requirements;
             160          (vi) procedures for inspections, complaint resolution, disciplinary actions, and other
             161      procedural measures to encourage and assure compliance with statute and rule; and
             162          (vii) guidelines necessary to assure consistency and appropriateness in the regulation
             163      and discipline of licensees; and
             164          (c) set and collect licensing and other fees in accordance with Section 26-1-6 .
             165          (2) Rules made under this chapter shall be made in accordance with Title 63, Chapter
             166      46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             167          [(2)] (3) (a) The department may not regulate educational curricula, academic methods,
             168      or the educational philosophy or approach of the provider.
             169          (b) The department shall allow for a broad range of educational training and academic
             170      background in certification or qualification of child day care directors.
             171          [(3)] (4) In licensing and regulating child care programs, the department shall
             172      reasonably balance the benefits and burdens of each regulation and, by rule, provide for a range
             173      of licensure, depending upon the needs and different levels and types of child care provided.
             174          [(4)] (5) Notwithstanding the definition of "qualifying child" in [Subsection] Section
             175      26-39-102 [(1)], the department shall count children through age 12 and children with
             176      disabilities through age 18 toward the minimum square footage requirement for indoor and
             177      outdoor areas, including the child of:
             178          (a) a licensed residential child care provider; or
             179          (b) an owner or employee of a licensed child care center.
             180          [(5)] (6) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a)(i), the department may not exclude floor


             181      space used for furniture, fixtures, or equipment from the minimum square footage requirement
             182      for indoor and outdoor areas if the furniture, fixture, or equipment is used:
             183          (a) by qualifying children;
             184          (b) for the care of qualifying children; or
             185          (c) to store classroom materials.
             186          [(6)] (7) (a) A child care center constructed prior to January 1, 2004, and licensed and
             187      operated as a child care center continuously since January 1, 2004, is exempt from the
             188      department's group size restrictions, if the child to caregiver ratios are maintained, and
             189      adequate square footage is maintained for specific classrooms.
             190          (b) An exemption granted under Subsection [(6)] (7)(a) is transferrable to subsequent
             191      licensed operators at the center if a licensed child care center is continuously maintained at the
             192      center.
             193          [(7)] (8) The department shall develop, by rule, a five-year phased-in compliance
             194      schedule for playground equipment safety standards.
             195          (9) Nothing in this chapter may be interpreted to grant a municipality or county the
             196      authority to license or certify a child care program.
             197          Section 5. Section 26-39-401 , which is renumbered from Section 26-39-105 is
             198      renumbered and amended to read:
             199     
Part 4. Licensing

             200           [26-39-105].     26-39-401. Licensure requirements -- Expiration -- Renewal.
             201          (1) Except as provided in Section [ 26-39-106 ] 26-39-403 , a person shall be licensed or
             202      certified in accordance with this chapter if [he] the person:
             203          (a) provides or offers child care; or
             204          (b) provides care to qualifying children and requests to be licensed.
             205          (2) The department may issue licenses for a period not exceeding 24 months to child
             206      care providers who meet the requirements of:
             207          (a) this chapter; and
             208          (b) the department's rules governing child care programs.
             209          (3) A license issued under this chapter is not assignable or transferable.
             210          Section 6. Section 26-39-402 , which is renumbered from Section 26-39-105.5 is
             211      renumbered and amended to read:


             212           [26-39-105.5].     26-39-402. Residential child care certificate.
             213          (1) (a) A residential child care provider of five to eight qualifying children shall obtain
             214      a Residential Child Care Certificate from the department, unless Section [ 26-39-106 ]
             215      26-39-403 applies.
             216          (b) The minimum qualifications for a Residential Child Care Certificate are:
             217          (i) the submission of:
             218          (A) an application in the form prescribed by the department;
             219          (B) a certification and criminal background fee established in accordance with Section
             220      26-1-6 ; and
             221          (C) in accordance with Section [ 26-39-107 ] 26-39-404 , identifying information for
             222      each adult person and each juvenile age 12 through 17 years of age who resides in the
             223      provider's home:
             224          (I) for processing by the Department of Public Safety to determine whether any such
             225      person has been convicted of a crime;
             226          (II) to screen for a substantiated finding of child abuse or neglect by a juvenile court;
             227      and
             228          (III) to discover whether the person is listed in the Licensing Information System
             229      described in Section 62A-4a-1006 ;
             230          (ii) an initial and annual inspection of the provider's home within 90 days of sending an
             231      intent to inspect notice to:
             232          (A) check the immunization record of each qualifying child who receives child care in
             233      the provider's home;
             234          (B) identify serious sanitation, fire, and health hazards to qualifying children; and
             235          (C) make appropriate recommendations; and
             236          (iii) annual training consisting of ten hours of department-approved training as
             237      specified by the department by administrative rule, including a current department-approved
             238      CPR and first aid course.
             239          (c) If a serious sanitation, fire, or health hazard has been found during an inspection
             240      conducted pursuant to Subsection (1)(b)(ii), the department shall require corrective action for
             241      the serious hazards found and make an unannounced follow up inspection to determine
             242      compliance.


             243          (d) In addition to an inspection conducted pursuant to Subsection (1)(b)(ii), the
             244      department may inspect the home of a residential care provider of five to eight qualifying
             245      children in response to a complaint of:
             246          (i) child abuse or neglect;
             247          (ii) serious health hazards in or around the provider's home; or
             248          (iii) providing residential child care without the appropriate certificate or license.
             249          (2) Notwithstanding this section:
             250          (a) a license under Section [ 26-39-105 ] 26-39-401 is required of a residential child care
             251      provider who cares for nine or more qualifying children;
             252          (b) a certified residential child care provider may not provide care to more than two
             253      qualifying children under the age of two; and
             254          (c) an inspection may be required of a residential child care provider in connection
             255      with a federal child care program.
             256          (3) With respect to residential child care, the department may only make and enforce
             257      rules necessary to implement this section.
             258          Section 7. Section 26-39-403 , which is renumbered from Section 26-39-106 is
             259      renumbered and amended to read:
             260           [26-39-106].     26-39-403. Exclusions from chapter -- Criminal background
             261      checks by an excluded person.
             262          (1) The provisions and requirements of this chapter do not apply to:
             263          [(1)] (a) a facility or program owned or operated by an agency of the United States
             264      government;
             265          [(2)] (b) group counseling provided by a mental health therapist, as defined in Section
             266      58-60-102 , who is licensed to practice in this state;
             267          [(3)] (c) a health care facility licensed pursuant to Title 26, Chapter 21, Health Care
             268      Facility [Licensure] Licensing and Inspection Act;
             269          [(4)] (d) care provided to qualifying children by or in the homes of parents, legal
             270      guardians, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles, or aunts;
             271          [(5)] (e) care provided to qualifying children, in the home of the provider, for less than
             272      four hours a day or on a sporadic basis, unless that child care directly affects or is related to a
             273      business licensed in this state; [or]


             274          [(6)] (f) care provided to qualifying children as part of a course of study at or a
             275      program administered by an educational institution that is regulated by the boards of education
             276      of this state, a private education institution that provides education in lieu of that provided by
             277      the public education system, or by a parochial education institution[.];
             278          (g) care provided to qualifying children by a public or private institution of higher
             279      education, if the care is provided in connection with a course of study or program, relating to
             280      the education or study of children, that is provided to students of the institution of higher
             281      education;
             282          (h) care provided to qualifying children at a public school by an organization other than
             283      the public school, if:
             284          (i) the care is provided under contract with the public school or on school property; or
             285          (ii) the public school accepts responsibility and oversight for the care provided by the
             286      organization;
             287          (i) care provided to qualifying children as part of a summer camp that operates on
             288      federal land pursuant to a federal permit;
             289          (j) care provided by an organization that:
             290          (i) qualifies for tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
             291      Code;
             292          (ii) is provided pursuant to a written agreement with:
             293          (A) a municipality, as defined in Section 10-1-104 , that provides oversight for the
             294      program; or
             295          (B) a county that provides oversight for the program; and
             296          (iii) is provided to children who are over the age of four and under the age of 13; or
             297          (k) care provided at a residential support program that is licensed by the Department of
             298      Human Services.
             299          (2) A person who is excluded, under Subsection (1), from the provisions and
             300      requirements of this chapter, shall conduct a criminal background check on all of the person's
             301      employees who have access to a qualifying child to whom care is provided by the person.
             302          Section 8. Section 26-39-404 , which is renumbered from Section 26-39-107 is
             303      renumbered and amended to read:
             304           [26-39-107].     26-39-404. Disqualified individuals -- Criminal history


             305      checks -- Payment of costs.
             306          (1) (a) Each person requesting a residential certificate or to be licensed or to renew a
             307      license under this chapter shall submit to the department the name and other identifying
             308      information, which shall include fingerprints, of existing, new, and proposed:
             309          (i) owners;
             310          (ii) directors;
             311          (iii) members of the governing body;
             312          (iv) employees;
             313          (v) providers of care;
             314          (vi) volunteers, except parents of children enrolled in the programs; and
             315          (vii) all adults residing in a residence where child care is provided.
             316          (b) A person seeking renewal of a residential certificate or license under this section is
             317      not required to submit fingerprints of an individual referred to in Subsections (1)(a)(i) through
             318      (vi), if:
             319          (i) the individual has resided in Utah for the last five years;
             320          (ii) the individual has:
             321          (A) previously submitted fingerprints under this section for a national criminal history
             322      record check; and
             323          (B) resided in Utah continuously since that time; or
             324          (iii) as of May 3, 1999, the individual had one of the relationships under Subsection
             325      (1)(a) with a child care provider having a residential certificate or licensed under this section
             326      and the individual has resided in Utah continuously since that time.
             327          (c) (i) The Utah Division of Criminal Investigation and Technical Services within the
             328      Department of Public Safety shall process the information required under Subsection (1)(a) to
             329      determine whether the individual has been convicted of any crime.
             330          (ii) The Utah Division of Criminal Investigation and Technical Services shall submit
             331      fingerprints required under Subsection (1)(a) to the FBI for a national criminal history record
             332      check.
             333          (iii) The applicant for the license or residential certificate shall pay the cost of
             334      conducting a record check under this Subsection (1)(c).
             335          (2) (a) Each person requesting a residential certificate or to be licensed or to renew a


             336      license under this chapter shall submit to the department the name and other identifying
             337      information of any [child] person age 12 through 17 who resides in the residence where the
             338      child care is provided. The identifying information required for a [child] person age 12 through
             339      17 does not include fingerprints.
             340          (b) The department shall access the juvenile court records to determine whether a
             341      person described in Subsection (1) or (2)(a) has been adjudicated in juvenile court of
             342      committing an act which if committed by an adult would be a felony or misdemeanor if:
             343          (i) the person described in Subsection (1) is under the age of 28; or
             344          (ii) the person described in Subsection (1) is:
             345          (A) over the age of 28; and
             346          (B) has been convicted, has pleaded no contest, or is currently subject to a plea in
             347      abeyance or diversion agreement for a felony or misdemeanor.
             348          (3) Except as provided in Subsection (4), a licensee under this chapter may not permit a
             349      person who has been convicted, has pleaded no contest, or is currently subject to a plea in
             350      abeyance or diversion agreement for any felony or misdemeanor, or if the provisions of
             351      Subsection (2)(b) apply, who has been adjudicated in juvenile court of committing an act which
             352      if committed by an adult would be a felony or a misdemeanor, to:
             353          (a) provide child care;
             354          (b) provide volunteer services for a licensed child care program or a child care program
             355      operating under a residential child care certificate;
             356          (c) reside at the premises where child care is provided; or
             357          (d) function as an owner, director, or member of the governing body of a licensed child
             358      care program or a child care program operating under a residential child care certificate.
             359          (4) (a) The department may, by rule, exempt the following from the restrictions of
             360      Subsection (3):
             361          (i) specific misdemeanors; and
             362          (ii) specific acts adjudicated in juvenile court, which if committed by an adult would be
             363      misdemeanors.
             364          (b) In accordance with criteria established by rule, the executive director may consider
             365      and exempt individual cases involving misdemeanors, not otherwise exempt under Subsection
             366      (4)(a) from the restrictions of Subsection (3).


             367          Section 9. Section 26-39-501 , which is renumbered from Section 26-39-109 is
             368      renumbered and amended to read:
             369     
Part 5. Investigations and Records

             370           [26-39-109].     26-39-501. Investigations -- Records.
             371          (1) The department may conduct investigations necessary to enforce the provisions of
             372      this chapter.
             373          (2) For purposes of this section:
             374          (a) "Anonymous complainant" means a complainant for whom the department does not
             375      have the minimum personal identifying information necessary, including the complainant's full
             376      name, to attempt to communicate with the complainant after a complaint has been made.
             377          (b) "Confidential complainant" means a complainant for whom the department has the
             378      minimum personal identifying information necessary, including the complainant's full name, to
             379      attempt to communicate with the complainant after a complaint has been made, but who elects
             380      under Subsection (3)(c) not to be identified to the subject of the complaint.
             381          (c) "Subject of the complaint" means the licensee or certificate holder about whom the
             382      complainant is informing the department.
             383          (3) (a) If the department receives a complaint about a child care program or residential
             384      child care, the department shall:
             385          (i) solicit information from the complainant to determine whether the complaint
             386      suggests actions or conditions [which] that could pose a serious risk to the safety or well-being
             387      of a qualifying child;
             388          (ii) as necessary:
             389          (A) encourage the complainant to disclose the minimum personal identifying
             390      information necessary, including the complainant's full name, for the department to attempt to
             391      subsequently communicate with the complainant;
             392          (B) inform the complainant that the department may not investigate an anonymous
             393      complaint;
             394          (C) inform the complainant that the identity of a confidential complainant may be
             395      withheld from the subject of a complaint only as provided in Subsection (3)(c)(ii); and
             396          (D) inform the complainant that the department may be limited in its use of
             397      information provided by a confidential complainant, as provided in Subsection (3)(c)(ii)(B);


             398      and
             399          (iii) inform the complainant that a person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor under
             400      Section 76-8-506 if the person gives false information to the department with [a] the purpose of
             401      inducing a change in that person's or another person's licensing or certification status.
             402          (b) If the complainant elects to be an anonymous complainant, or if the complaint
             403      concerns events which occurred more than six weeks before the complainant contacted the
             404      department:
             405          (i) shall refer the information in the complaint to the Division of Child and Family
             406      Services within the Department of Human Services, law enforcement, or any other appropriate
             407      agency, if the complaint suggests actions or conditions which could pose a serious risk to the
             408      safety or well-being of a child;
             409          (ii) may not investigate or substantiate the complaint; and
             410          (iii) may, during a regularly scheduled annual survey, inform the licensee or certificate
             411      holder who is the subject of the complaint of allegations or concerns raised by:
             412          (A) the anonymous complainant; or
             413          (B) the complainant who reported events more than six weeks after the events
             414      occurred.
             415          (c) (i) If the complainant elects to be a confidential complainant, the department shall
             416      determine whether the complainant wishes to remain confidential:
             417          (A) only until the investigation of the complaint has been completed; or
             418          (B) indefinitely.
             419          (ii) (A) If the complainant elects to remain confidential only until the investigation of
             420      the complaint has been completed, the department shall disclose the name of the complainant
             421      to the subject of the complaint at the completion of the investigation, but no sooner.
             422          (B) If the complainant elects to remain confidential indefinitely, the department:
             423          (I) notwithstanding Subsection 63-2-201 (5)(b), may not disclose the name of the
             424      complainant, including to the subject of the complaint; and
             425          (II) may not use information provided by the complainant to substantiate an alleged
             426      violation of state law or department rule unless the department independently corroborates the
             427      information.
             428          (4) (a) Prior to conducting an investigation of a child care program or residential child


             429      care in response to a complaint, a department investigator shall review the complaint with the
             430      investigator's supervisor.
             431          (b) The investigator may proceed with the investigation only if:
             432          (i) the supervisor determines the complaint is credible;
             433          (ii) the complaint is not from an anonymous complainant; and
             434          (iii) prior to the investigation, the investigator informs the subject of the complaint of:
             435          (A) except as provided in Subsection (3)(c), the name of the complainant; and
             436          (B) except as provided in Subsection (4)(c), the substance of the complaint.
             437          (c) An investigator is not required to inform the subject of a complaint of the substance
             438      of the complaint prior to an investigation if doing so would jeopardize the investigation.
             439      However, the investigator shall inform the subject of the complaint of the substance of the
             440      complaint as soon as doing so will no longer jeopardize the investigation.
             441          (5) If the department is unable to substantiate a complaint, any record related to the
             442      complaint or the investigation of the complaint:
             443          (a) shall be classified under Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
             444      Management Act, as:
             445          (i) a private or controlled record if appropriate under Section 63-2-302 or 63-2-303 ; or
             446          (ii) a protected record under Section 63-2-304 ; and
             447          (b) if disclosed in accordance with Subsection 63-2-201 (5)(b), may not identify an
             448      individual child care program, licensee, certificate holder, or complainant.
             449          (6) Any record of the department related to a complaint by an anonymous complainant
             450      is a protected record under Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management
             451      Act, and, notwithstanding Subsection 63-2-201 (5)(b), may not be disclosed in a manner that
             452      identifies an individual child care program, licensee, certificate holder, or complainant.
             453          Section 10. Section 26-39-601 , which is renumbered from Section 26-39-108 is
             454      renumbered and amended to read:
             455     
Part 6. Penalties

             456           [26-39-108].     26-39-601. License violations -- Penalties.
             457          (1) The department may deny or revoke a license and otherwise invoke disciplinary
             458      penalties if it finds:
             459          (a) evidence of committing or of aiding, abetting, or permitting the commission of any


             460      illegal act on the premises of the child care facility;
             461          (b) a failure to meet the qualifications for licensure; or
             462          (c) conduct adverse to the public health, morals, welfare, and safety of children under
             463      its care.
             464          (2) The department may also place a department representative as a monitor in a
             465      facility, and may assess the cost of that monitoring to the facility, until the licensee has
             466      remedied the deficiencies that brought about the department action.
             467          (3) The department may impose civil monetary penalties in accordance with Title 63,
             468      Chapter 46b, Administrative Procedures Act, if there has been a failure to comply with the
             469      provisions of this chapter, or rules [promulgated] made pursuant to this chapter, as follows:
             470          (a) if significant problems exist that are likely to lead to the harm of a qualifying child,
             471      the department may impose a civil penalty of $50 to $1,000 per day; and
             472          (b) if significant problems exist that result in actual harm to a qualifying child, the
             473      department may impose a civil penalty of $1,050 to $5,000 per day.
             474          Section 11. Section 26-39-602 , which is renumbered from Section 26-39-110 is
             475      renumbered and amended to read:
             476           [26-39-110].     26-39-602. Offering or providing care in violation of chapter
             477      -- Misdemeanor.
             478          Notwithstanding the provisions of Title 26, Chapter 23, Enforcement Provisions and
             479      Penalties, a person who provides or offers child care except as provided by this chapter is
             480      guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
             481          Section 12. Section 63-2-304 is amended to read:
             482           63-2-304. Protected records.
             483          The following records are protected if properly classified by a governmental entity:
             484          (1) trade secrets as defined in Section 13-24-2 if the person submitting the trade secret
             485      has provided the governmental entity with the information specified in Section 63-2-308 ;
             486          (2) commercial information or nonindividual financial information obtained from a
             487      person if:
             488          (a) disclosure of the information could reasonably be expected to result in unfair
             489      competitive injury to the person submitting the information or would impair the ability of the
             490      governmental entity to obtain necessary information in the future;


             491          (b) the person submitting the information has a greater interest in prohibiting access
             492      than the public in obtaining access; and
             493          (c) the person submitting the information has provided the governmental entity with
             494      the information specified in Section 63-2-308 ;
             495          (3) commercial or financial information acquired or prepared by a governmental entity
             496      to the extent that disclosure would lead to financial speculations in currencies, securities, or
             497      commodities that will interfere with a planned transaction by the governmental entity or cause
             498      substantial financial injury to the governmental entity or state economy;
             499          (4) records the disclosure of which could cause commercial injury to, or confer a
             500      competitive advantage upon a potential or actual competitor of, a commercial project entity as
             501      defined in Subsection 11-13-103 (4);
             502          (5) test questions and answers to be used in future license, certification, registration,
             503      employment, or academic examinations;
             504          (6) records the disclosure of which would impair governmental procurement
             505      proceedings or give an unfair advantage to any person proposing to enter into a contract or
             506      agreement with a governmental entity, except that this Subsection (6) does not restrict the right
             507      of a person to see bids submitted to or by a governmental entity after bidding has closed;
             508          (7) records that would identify real property or the appraisal or estimated value of real
             509      or personal property, including intellectual property, under consideration for public acquisition
             510      before any rights to the property are acquired unless:
             511          (a) public interest in obtaining access to the information outweighs the governmental
             512      entity's need to acquire the property on the best terms possible;
             513          (b) the information has already been disclosed to persons not employed by or under a
             514      duty of confidentiality to the entity;
             515          (c) in the case of records that would identify property, potential sellers of the described
             516      property have already learned of the governmental entity's plans to acquire the property;
             517          (d) in the case of records that would identify the appraisal or estimated value of
             518      property, the potential sellers have already learned of the governmental entity's estimated value
             519      of the property; or
             520          (e) the property under consideration for public acquisition is a single family residence
             521      and the governmental entity seeking to acquire the property has initiated negotiations to acquire


             522      the property as required under Section [ 78-34-4.5 ] 78B-6-505 ;
             523          (8) records prepared in contemplation of sale, exchange, lease, rental, or other
             524      compensated transaction of real or personal property including intellectual property, which, if
             525      disclosed prior to completion of the transaction, would reveal the appraisal or estimated value
             526      of the subject property, unless:
             527          (a) the public interest in access outweighs the interests in restricting access, including
             528      the governmental entity's interest in maximizing the financial benefit of the transaction; or
             529          (b) when prepared by or on behalf of a governmental entity, appraisals or estimates of
             530      the value of the subject property have already been disclosed to persons not employed by or
             531      under a duty of confidentiality to the entity;
             532          (9) records created or maintained for civil, criminal, or administrative enforcement
             533      purposes or audit purposes, or for discipline, licensing, certification, or registration purposes, if
             534      release of the records:
             535          (a) reasonably could be expected to interfere with investigations undertaken for
             536      enforcement, discipline, licensing, certification, or registration purposes;
             537          (b) reasonably could be expected to interfere with audits, disciplinary, or enforcement
             538      proceedings;
             539          (c) would create a danger of depriving a person of a right to a fair trial or impartial
             540      hearing;
             541          (d) reasonably could be expected to disclose the identity of a source who is not
             542      generally known outside of government and, in the case of a record compiled in the course of
             543      an investigation, disclose information furnished by a source not generally known outside of
             544      government if disclosure would compromise the source; or
             545          (e) reasonably could be expected to disclose investigative or audit techniques,
             546      procedures, policies, or orders not generally known outside of government if disclosure would
             547      interfere with enforcement or audit efforts;
             548          (10) records the disclosure of which would jeopardize the life or safety of an
             549      individual;
             550          (11) records the disclosure of which would jeopardize the security of governmental
             551      property, governmental programs, or governmental recordkeeping systems from damage, theft,
             552      or other appropriation or use contrary to law or public policy;


             553          (12) records that, if disclosed, would jeopardize the security or safety of a correctional
             554      facility, or records relating to incarceration, treatment, probation, or parole, that would interfere
             555      with the control and supervision of an offender's incarceration, treatment, probation, or parole;
             556          (13) records that, if disclosed, would reveal recommendations made to the Board of
             557      Pardons and Parole by an employee of or contractor for the Department of Corrections, the
             558      Board of Pardons and Parole, or the Department of Human Services that are based on the
             559      employee's or contractor's supervision, diagnosis, or treatment of any person within the board's
             560      jurisdiction;
             561          (14) records and audit workpapers that identify audit, collection, and operational
             562      procedures and methods used by the State Tax Commission, if disclosure would interfere with
             563      audits or collections;
             564          (15) records of a governmental audit agency relating to an ongoing or planned audit
             565      until the final audit is released;
             566          (16) records prepared by or on behalf of a governmental entity solely in anticipation of
             567      litigation that are not available under the rules of discovery;
             568          (17) records disclosing an attorney's work product, including the mental impressions or
             569      legal theories of an attorney or other representative of a governmental entity concerning
             570      litigation;
             571          (18) records of communications between a governmental entity and an attorney
             572      representing, retained, or employed by the governmental entity if the communications would be
             573      privileged as provided in Section [ 78-24-8 ] 78B-1-137 ;
             574          (19) (a) (i) personal files of a state legislator, including personal correspondence to or
             575      from a member of the Legislature; and
             576          (ii) notwithstanding Subsection (19)(a)(i), correspondence that gives notice of
             577      legislative action or policy may not be classified as protected under this section; and
             578          (b) (i) an internal communication that is part of the deliberative process in connection
             579      with the preparation of legislation between:
             580          (A) members of a legislative body;
             581          (B) a member of a legislative body and a member of the legislative body's staff; or
             582          (C) members of a legislative body's staff; and
             583          (ii) notwithstanding Subsection (19)(b)(i), a communication that gives notice of


             584      legislative action or policy may not be classified as protected under this section;
             585          (20) (a) records in the custody or control of the Office of Legislative Research and
             586      General Counsel, that, if disclosed, would reveal a particular legislator's contemplated
             587      legislation or contemplated course of action before the legislator has elected to support the
             588      legislation or course of action, or made the legislation or course of action public; and
             589          (b) notwithstanding Subsection (20)(a), the form to request legislation submitted to the
             590      Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel is a public document unless a legislator
             591      asks that the records requesting the legislation be maintained as protected records until such
             592      time as the legislator elects to make the legislation or course of action public;
             593          (21) research requests from legislators to the Office of Legislative Research and
             594      General Counsel or the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst and research findings prepared
             595      in response to these requests;
             596          (22) drafts, unless otherwise classified as public;
             597          (23) records concerning a governmental entity's strategy about collective bargaining or
             598      pending litigation;
             599          (24) records of investigations of loss occurrences and analyses of loss occurrences that
             600      may be covered by the Risk Management Fund, the Employers' Reinsurance Fund, the
             601      Uninsured Employers' Fund, or similar divisions in other governmental entities;
             602          (25) records, other than personnel evaluations, that contain a personal recommendation
             603      concerning an individual if disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of
             604      personal privacy, or disclosure is not in the public interest;
             605          (26) records that reveal the location of historic, prehistoric, paleontological, or
             606      biological resources that if known would jeopardize the security of those resources or of
             607      valuable historic, scientific, educational, or cultural information;
             608          (27) records of independent state agencies if the disclosure of the records would
             609      conflict with the fiduciary obligations of the agency;
             610          (28) records of an institution within the state system of higher education defined in
             611      Section 53B-1-102 regarding tenure evaluations, appointments, applications for admissions,
             612      retention decisions, and promotions, which could be properly discussed in a meeting closed in
             613      accordance with Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings Act, provided that records of
             614      the final decisions about tenure, appointments, retention, promotions, or those students


             615      admitted, may not be classified as protected under this section;
             616          (29) records of the governor's office, including budget recommendations, legislative
             617      proposals, and policy statements, that if disclosed would reveal the governor's contemplated
             618      policies or contemplated courses of action before the governor has implemented or rejected
             619      those policies or courses of action or made them public;
             620          (30) records of the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst relating to budget analysis,
             621      revenue estimates, and fiscal notes of proposed legislation before issuance of the final
             622      recommendations in these areas;
             623          (31) records provided by the United States or by a government entity outside the state
             624      that are given to the governmental entity with a requirement that they be managed as protected
             625      records if the providing entity certifies that the record would not be subject to public disclosure
             626      if retained by it;
             627          (32) transcripts, minutes, or reports of the closed portion of a meeting of a public body
             628      except as provided in Section 52-4-206 ;
             629          (33) records that would reveal the contents of settlement negotiations but not including
             630      final settlements or empirical data to the extent that they are not otherwise exempt from
             631      disclosure;
             632          (34) memoranda prepared by staff and used in the decision-making process by an
             633      administrative law judge, a member of the Board of Pardons and Parole, or a member of any
             634      other body charged by law with performing a quasi-judicial function;
             635          (35) records that would reveal negotiations regarding assistance or incentives offered
             636      by or requested from a governmental entity for the purpose of encouraging a person to expand
             637      or locate a business in Utah, but only if disclosure would result in actual economic harm to the
             638      person or place the governmental entity at a competitive disadvantage, but this section may not
             639      be used to restrict access to a record evidencing a final contract;
             640          (36) materials to which access must be limited for purposes of securing or maintaining
             641      the governmental entity's proprietary protection of intellectual property rights including patents,
             642      copyrights, and trade secrets;
             643          (37) the name of a donor or a prospective donor to a governmental entity, including an
             644      institution within the state system of higher education defined in Section 53B-1-102 , and other
             645      information concerning the donation that could reasonably be expected to reveal the identity of


             646      the donor, provided that:
             647          (a) the donor requests anonymity in writing;
             648          (b) any terms, conditions, restrictions, or privileges relating to the donation may not be
             649      classified protected by the governmental entity under this Subsection (37); and
             650          (c) except for an institution within the state system of higher education defined in
             651      Section 53B-1-102 , the governmental unit to which the donation is made is primarily engaged
             652      in educational, charitable, or artistic endeavors, and has no regulatory or legislative authority
             653      over the donor, a member of the donor's immediate family, or any entity owned or controlled
             654      by the donor or the donor's immediate family;
             655          (38) accident reports, except as provided in Sections 41-6a-404 , 41-12a-202 , and
             656      73-18-13 ;
             657          (39) a notification of workers' compensation insurance coverage described in Section
             658      34A-2-205 ;
             659          (40) (a) the following records of an institution within the state system of higher
             660      education defined in Section 53B-1-102 , which have been developed, discovered, disclosed to,
             661      or received by or on behalf of faculty, staff, employees, or students of the institution:
             662          (i) unpublished lecture notes;
             663          (ii) unpublished notes, data, and information:
             664          (A) relating to research; and
             665          (B) of:
             666          (I) the institution within the state system of higher education defined in Section
             667      53B-1-102 ; or
             668          (II) a sponsor of sponsored research;
             669          (iii) unpublished manuscripts;
             670          (iv) creative works in process;
             671          (v) scholarly correspondence; and
             672          (vi) confidential information contained in research proposals;
             673          (b) Subsection (40)(a) may not be construed to prohibit disclosure of public
             674      information required pursuant to Subsection 53B-16-302 (2)(a) or (b); and
             675          (c) Subsection (40)(a) may not be construed to affect the ownership of a record;
             676          (41) (a) records in the custody or control of the Office of Legislative Auditor General


             677      that would reveal the name of a particular legislator who requests a legislative audit prior to the
             678      date that audit is completed and made public; and
             679          (b) notwithstanding Subsection (41)(a), a request for a legislative audit submitted to the
             680      Office of the Legislative Auditor General is a public document unless the legislator asks that
             681      the records in the custody or control of the Office of Legislative Auditor General that would
             682      reveal the name of a particular legislator who requests a legislative audit be maintained as
             683      protected records until the audit is completed and made public;
             684          (42) records that provide detail as to the location of an explosive, including a map or
             685      other document that indicates the location of:
             686          (a) a production facility; or
             687          (b) a magazine;
             688          (43) information contained in the database described in Section 62A-3-311.1 ;
             689          (44) information contained in the Management Information System and Licensing
             690      Information System described in Title 62A, Chapter 4a, Child and Family Services;
             691          (45) information regarding National Guard operations or activities in support of the
             692      National Guard's federal mission;
             693          (46) records provided by any pawn or secondhand business to a law enforcement
             694      agency or to the central database in compliance with Title 13, Chapter 32a, Pawnshop and
             695      Secondhand Merchandise Transaction Information Act;
             696          (47) information regarding food security, risk, and vulnerability assessments performed
             697      by the Department of Agriculture and Food;
             698          (48) except to the extent that the record is exempt from this chapter pursuant to Section
             699      63-2-106 , records related to an emergency plan or program prepared or maintained by the
             700      Division of Homeland Security the disclosure of which would jeopardize:
             701          (a) the safety of the general public; or
             702          (b) the security of:
             703          (i) governmental property;
             704          (ii) governmental programs; or
             705          (iii) the property of a private person who provides the Division of Homeland Security
             706      information;
             707          (49) records of the Department of Agriculture and Food relating to the National


             708      Animal Identification System or any other program that provides for the identification, tracing,
             709      or control of livestock diseases, including any program established under Title 4, Chapter 24,
             710      Utah Livestock Brand and Anti-theft Act or Title 4, Chapter 31, Livestock Inspection and
             711      Quarantine;
             712          (50) as provided in Section [ 26-39-109 ] 26-39-501 :
             713          (a) information or records held by the Department of Health related to a complaint
             714      regarding a child care program or residential child care which the department is unable to
             715      substantiate; and
             716          (b) information or records related to a complaint received by the Department of Health
             717      from an anonymous complainant regarding a child care program or residential child care; and
             718          (51) unless otherwise classified as public under Section 63-2-301 and except as
             719      provided under Section 41-1a-116 , an individual's home address, home telephone number, or
             720      personal mobile phone number, if:
             721          (a) the individual is required to provide the information in order to comply with a law,
             722      ordinance, rule, or order of a government entity; and
             723          (b) the subject of the record has a reasonable expectation that this information will be
             724      kept confidential due to:
             725          (i) the nature of the law, ordinance, rule, or order; and
             726          (ii) the individual complying with the law, ordinance, rule, or order.
             727          Section 13. Section 78A-6-209 is amended to read:
             728           78A-6-209. Court records -- Inspection.
             729          (1) The court and the probation department shall keep records as required by the board
             730      and the presiding judge.
             731          (2) Court records shall be open to inspection by:
             732          (a) the parents or guardian of a child, a minor who is at least 18 years of age, other
             733      parties in the case, the attorneys, and agencies to which custody of a minor has been
             734      transferred;
             735          (b) for information relating to adult offenders alleged to have committed a sexual
             736      offense, a felony or class A misdemeanor drug offense, or an offense against the person under
             737      Title 76, Chapter 5, Offenses Against the Person, the State Office of Education for the purpose
             738      of evaluating whether an individual should be permitted to obtain or retain a license as an


             739      educator or serve as an employee or volunteer in a school, with the understanding that the
             740      office must provide the individual with an opportunity to respond to any information gathered
             741      from its inspection of the records before it makes a decision concerning licensure or
             742      employment;
             743          (c) the Criminal Investigations and Technical Services Division, established in Section
             744      53-10-103 , for the purpose of a criminal history background check for the purchase of a firearm
             745      and establishing good character for issuance of a concealed firearm permit as provided in
             746      Section 53-5-704 ;
             747          (d) the Division of Child and Family Services for the purpose of Child Protective
             748      Services Investigations in accordance with Sections 62A-4a-403 and 62A-4a-409 and
             749      administrative hearings in accordance with Section 62A-4a-1009 ; and
             750          (e) for information related to a juvenile offender who has committed a sexual offense, a
             751      felony, or an offense which if committed by an adult would be a misdemeanor, the Department
             752      of Health, for the purpose of evaluating under the provisions of Subsection [ 26-39-107 ]
             753      26-39-404 (3) whether a licensee should be permitted to obtain or retain a license to provide
             754      child care, with the understanding that the department must provide the individual who
             755      committed the offense with an opportunity to respond to any information gathered from its
             756      inspection of records before it makes a decision concerning licensure.
             757          (3) With the consent of the judge, court records may be inspected by the child, by
             758      persons having a legitimate interest in the proceedings, and by persons conducting pertinent
             759      research studies.
             760          (4) If a petition is filed charging a minor 14 years of age or older with an offense that
             761      would be a felony if committed by an adult, the court shall make available to any person upon
             762      request the petition, any adjudication or disposition orders, and the delinquency history
             763      summary of the minor charged unless the records are closed by the court upon findings on the
             764      record for good cause.
             765          (5) Probation officers' records and reports of social and clinical studies are not open to
             766      inspection, except by consent of the court, given under rules adopted by the board.
             767          (6) (a) Any juvenile delinquency adjudication or disposition orders and the delinquency
             768      history summary of any person charged as an adult with a felony offense shall be made
             769      available to any person upon request.


             770          (b) This provision does not apply to records that have been destroyed or expunged in
             771      accordance with court rules.
             772          (c) The court may charge a reasonable fee to cover the costs associated with retrieving
             773      a requested record that has been archived.
             774          Section 14. Section 78A-6-323 is amended to read:
             775           78A-6-323. Additional finding at adjudication hearing -- Petition -- Court
             776      records.
             777          (1) Upon the filing with the court of a petition under Section 78A-6-304 by the
             778      Division of Child and Family Services or any interested person informing the court, among
             779      other things, that the division has made a supported finding that a person committed a severe
             780      type of child abuse or neglect as defined in Section 62A-4a-1002 , the court shall:
             781          (a) make a finding of substantiated, unsubstantiated, or without merit;
             782          (b) include the finding described in Subsection (1)(a) in a written order; and
             783          (c) deliver a certified copy of the order described in Subsection (1)(b) to the division.
             784          (2) The judicial finding under Subsection (1) shall be made:
             785          (a) as part of the adjudication hearing;
             786          (b) at the conclusion of the adjudication hearing; or
             787          (c) as part of a court order entered pursuant to a written stipulation of the parties.
             788          (3) (a) Any person described in Subsection 62A-4a-1010 (1) may at any time file with
             789      the court a petition for removal of the person's name from the Licensing Information System.
             790          (b) At the conclusion of the hearing on the petition, the court shall:
             791          (i) make a finding of substantiated, unsubstantiated, or without merit;
             792          (ii) include the finding described in Subsection (1)(a) in a written order; and
             793          (iii) deliver a certified copy of the order described in Subsection (1)(b) to the division.
             794          (4) A proceeding for adjudication of a supported finding under this section of a type of
             795      abuse or neglect that does not constitute a severe type of child abuse or neglect may be joined
             796      in the juvenile court with an adjudication of a severe type of child abuse or neglect.
             797          (5) If a person whose name appears on the Licensing Information system prior to May
             798      6, 2002 files a petition during the time that an alleged perpetrator's application for clearance to
             799      work with children or vulnerable adults is pending, the court shall hear the matter and enter a
             800      final decision no later than 60 days after the filing of the petition.


             801          (6) For the purposes of licensing under Sections 26-21-9.5 , [ 26-39-105.5 ] 26-39-402 ,
             802      62A-1-118 , and for the purposes described in Section 62A-2-121 :
             803          (a) the court shall make available records of its findings under Subsections (1) and (2)
             804      for licensing purposes, only to those with statutory authority to access also the Licensing
             805      Information System created under Section 62A-4a-1006 ; and
             806          (b) any appellate court shall make available court records of appeals from juvenile
             807      court decisions under Subsections (1), (2), (3), and (4) for licensing purposes, only to those
             808      with statutory authority to access also the Licensing Information System.


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