Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4288Ratification Number: 584Act Number: 489Primary Sponsor: ShissiasType of Legislation: GBSubject: Day care center caregiversDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940525Computer Document Number: 436/11507AC.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940714Introduced Date: 19930603Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940714Last History Type: Act No. 489Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Shissias Harrison Gamble Waites Felder Worley Beatty Kelley Littlejohn McElveen Delleney Klauber Phillips D. Wilder Corning Wright Keyserling Stone Davenport Witherspoon Thomas Baxley StoddardType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4288 ------ 19940714 Act No. 489 4288 ------ 19940714 Signed by Governor 4288 ------ 19940602 Ratified R 584 4288 Senate 19940525 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 4288 Senate 19940524 Read second time, notice of general amendments 4288 Senate 19940505 Committee Report: Favorable 08 4288 Senate 19940324 Introduced, read first time, 08 referred to Committee 4288 House 19940323 Read third time, sent to Senate 4288 House 19940322 Read second time 4288 House 19940216 Committee Report: Favorable 27 4288 House 19930603 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A489, R584, H4288)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 20-7-2735 SO AS TO ESTABLISH EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CAREGIVERS IN CHILD DAY CARE CENTERS AFTER JUNE 30, 1994, AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Educational and experience requirements for child day care center employees
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 20-7-2735. (A) A caregiver who begins employment in a licensed or approved child day care center in South Carolina after June 30, 1994, must have at least a high school diploma or General Educational Development Certificate (GED) and at least six months' experience as a caregiver in a licensed or approved child day care facility. If a caregiver does not meet the experience requirements, the caregiver must be directly supervised for six months by a staff person with at least one year experience as a caregiver in a licensed or approved child day care facility. Within six months of being employed, a caregiver must have six clock hours of training in child growth and development and early childhood education or shall continue to be under the direct supervision of a caregiver who has at least one year of experience as a caregiver in a licensed or approved child day care facility.
(B) A caregiver who has two years' experience as a caregiver in a licensed or approved facility and is employed as of July 1, 1994, in a licensed or approved child day care center in South Carolina is exempt from the high school diploma and General Education Development (GED) requirements of subsection (A)."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 14th day of July, 1994.