Bill Text: TX SB952 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to standards for nutrition, physical activity, and screen time for certain child-care facilities and homes.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-1)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-06-14 - Effective on 9/1/19 [SB952 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB952-Enrolled.html
 
 
  S.B. No. 952
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to standards for nutrition, physical activity, and screen
  time for certain child-care facilities and homes.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 42.042, Human Resources Code, is amended
  by adding Subsections (e-3), (e-4), and (e-5) to read as follows:
         (e-3)  The minimum standards for a day-care center or
  registered family home adopted under Subsection (e) must be
  consistent with:
               (1)  American Academy of Pediatrics standards for
  physical activity and screen time as published in Caring for Our
  Children:  National Health and Safety Performance Standards;
  Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 4th Edition; and
               (2)  the nutrition standards in the Child and Adult
  Care Food Program administered by the Department of Agriculture.
         (e-4)  A day-care center or registered family home is not
  required to participate in or comply with the reporting
  requirements of the Child and Adult Care Food Program administered
  by the Department of Agriculture.
         (e-5)  If the commission determines that the economic impact
  of requiring a day-care center or registered family home to comply
  with a minimum standard adopted under Subsection (e-3) is
  sufficiently great to make compliance impractical, the commission
  may require the day-care center or registered family home to meet
  the guidelines of the minimum standard through an alternative
  method.
         SECTION 2.  As soon as practicable after the effective date
  of this Act, the executive commissioner of the Health and Human
  Services Commission shall adopt the rules necessary to implement
  the changes in law made by this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 952 passed the Senate on
  April 11, 2019, by the following vote: Yeas 26, Nays 5; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 23, 2019, by the
  following vote: Yeas 28, Nays 3.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 952 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 17, 2019, by the following vote: Yeas 110,
  Nays 36, one present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor
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