When it comes to parents going back to work on the heels of a pandemic, a shortage in child care could present a major issue. Under a proposed Michigan house bill, new child care providers across the state could soon have more time to comply with state and federal guidelines.
Yesterday the state house Committee on Families Children and Seniors heard from 110th district Representative Greg Markkanen on his child care bill. Markkanen said child care providers in his district, like those across the state need the support of the legislature.
House Bill 5046 was introduced by Representative Markkanen back in June. He said the measure will allow providers up to 90 days to comply with fire safety, staff training and staffing levels, set by by Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Unless there is a federal obligation or risk to health and safety as determined by the state.
The bill was discussed alongside a number of other child care bills addressing the issues that providers face. For more information on proposed childcare legislation, visit legislature.mi.gov