House Passes Bill Allowing Parents to Opt their Child Out of Developmental Screening

Yesterday the House passed House Bill 45 unanimously, 41-0. This is a bill that will clarify that a child’s developmental screening will not be conducted if a parent declines the screening or notifies the licensee that the child is already receiving early intervention services or special education and related services. Further, the bill clarifies that the child care provider will conduct the screening where the parent or guardian fails to do so only upon receipt of parental consent.

This bill is now in the Senate Education Committee in the Senate.

House Bill 45 – Opting out of Developmental ScreeningCurrrent Status
House Passed 41-0. Senate Education 3/7/23
House SponsorsWilliams, Baumbach, Bush, Heffernan, Lynn, Osienski // Briggs KingSenate SponsorsSturgeon, Gay, Hoffner, Sokola, Walsh
House Yes VotesBaumbach Bolden Bush Carson Chukwuocha Cooke Dorsey-Walker Griffith Harris Heffernan Johnson Lambert Longhurst Lynn Matthews Minor-Brown Moore Morrison Neal Osienski Parker-Selby Phillips Romer Schwartzkopf Williams Wilson-Anton // Briggs King Collins Dukes Gray Hensley Hilovsky Morris Postles Ramone Short Shupe Smith Spiegelman Vanderwende YearickSenate Yes Votes
House No Votes – NoneSenate No Votes
House Absents or Not Voting – NoneSenate Absent or Not Voting

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