Bill Text: TX HB3659 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to liability insurance requirements for certain child-care providers.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-09 - Left pending in committee [HB3659 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB3659-Introduced.html
  86R11906 EAS-D
 
  By: Turner of Tarrant H.B. No. 3659
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to liability insurance requirements for certain
  child-care providers.
  BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 42.049(a), (b), (d), and (e), Human
  Resources Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A child-care provider [license holder] shall maintain
  liability insurance coverage in the amount of $300,000 for each
  occurrence of negligence. An insurance policy or contract required
  under this section must cover injury to a child that occurs while
  the child is on the premises of the child-care provider [license
  holder] or in the care of the child-care provider [license holder].
         (b)  A child-care provider [license holder] shall file with
  the department a certificate or other evidence from an insurance
  company showing that the child-care provider [license holder] has
  an unexpired and uncancelled insurance policy or contract that
  meets the requirements of this section.
         (d)  The insurance policy or contract shall be maintained at
  all times in an amount as required by this section. Failure by a
  child-care provider [license holder] to renew the policy or
  contract or to maintain the policy or contract in the required
  amount is a ground for suspension or revocation of the child-care
  provider's [license holder's] license, listing, or registration
  under this chapter.
         (e)  In this [This] section, "child-care provider" means the
  holder of a license issued under this chapter or an operator of
  [does not apply to a group day-care home or] a listed or registered
  family home.
         SECTION 2.  Section 42.049(c), Human Resources Code, is
  repealed.
         SECTION 3.  A group day-care home and a listed or registered
  family home must, not later than January 1, 2020, file with the
  Department of Family and Protective Services a certificate or other
  evidence from an insurance company showing that the group day-care
  home or listed or registered family home has an unexpired and
  uncancelled insurance policy or contract that meets the
  requirements of Section 42.049, Human Resources Code, as amended by
  this Act.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect January 1, 2020.
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