Kansas Legislature

SB 96

AN ACT concerning child care; relating to licensure of child care facilities, day care homes and child care centers; establishing license capacity and staff-to-child ratios; reducing license fees and training requirements; creating a process for day care facility licensees to apply for a temporary waiver of certain statutory requirements; authorizing the secretary of health and environment to develop and operate pilot programs to increase child care facility availability and capacity; establishing the Kansas office of early childhood; transferring administration of day care licensing, parent education program and child care subsidy to the Kansas office of early childhood; defining youth out-of-school time programs; applying certain fire codes for day care facilities; increasing the tax credit amount for household and dependent care expenses; amending section 1, as enacted by this act, section 3, as enacted by this act, section 5, as enacted by this act, section 7, as enacted by this act, section 9 as enacted by this act, section 11, as enacted by this act, section 13, as enacted by this act, section 15, as enacted by this act, section 17, as enacted by this act, K.S.A. 38-1901, 38-2103, 65-503, 65-503, as amended by section 51 of this act, 65-504, 65-505, 65-508, 65-508, as amended by section 55 of this act, 65-512, 65-527, 65-531, 72-4162, 72-4163, 72-4164, 72-4166 and 79-32,111c and K.S.A. 2023 Supp. 48-3406 and 65-516 and repealing the existing sections.

House - Emergency Final Action - Substitute passed as amended; - 03/27/2024

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (107):

Alcala, Amyx, Anderson, Ballard, Barth, Bergkamp, Bergquist, Blew, Blex, Bloom, Borjon, Bryce, Buehler, Butler, Carlin, Carmichael, B. Carpenter, W. Carpenter, Carr, Clifford, Collins, Concannon, Corbet, Croft, Curtis, Delperdang, Dodson, Droge, Ellis, Eplee, Essex, Estes, Fairchild, Featherston, Garber, Gardner, Goddard, Haskins, Haswood, Hawkins, Highberger, Hill, Hoffman, Hoheisel, Hougland, Howe, Howell, Howerton, Hoye, Humphries, Kessler, Landwehr, Lewis, Martinez, McDonald, McNorton, Meyer, D. Miller, S. Miller, V. Miller, Minnix, Moser, Murphy, Neelly, Neighbor, Ohaebosim, Oropeza, Osman, Ousley, Owens, Penn, Pickert, Poskin, Probst, Proctor, Rahjes, Resman, Robinson, Roth, S. Ruiz, Sanders, Sawyer, Sawyer Clayton, Schlingensiepen, Schreiber, Seiwert, A. Smith, C. Smith, E. Smith, Stiens, Stogsdill, Sutton, Tarwater, Thomas, Thompson, Turk, Turner, Waggoner, Wasinger, Waymaster, Weigel, White, K. Williams, L. Williams, Winn, Woodard, Xu,

Nay - (10):

Awerkamp, Goetz, Helgerson, Jacobs, Mason, Melton, Schmoe, Titus, Underhill, Younger,

Present but not Voting - (2):

Johnson, Rhiley,

Absent and Not Voting - (6):

Francis, Houser, Maughan, Poetter Parshall, L. Ruiz, Vaughn,

Not Voting - (0):