SENATE, No. 1010

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

220th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED JANUARY 31, 2022

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator† M. TERESA RUIZ

District 29 (Essex)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires 60 day notice concerning tuition rate changes by licensed child care centers.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning licensed child care centers and supplementing P.L.1983, c.492 (C.30:5B-1).

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.††† Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a child care center licensed pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1983, c.492 (C.30:5B-1 et seq.) shall prepare and make available a notice of any change in the tuition rate charged by the center, 60 days prior to the change, to every parent or legal guardian of a child attending the center.† The notice shall be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested or by receipted first class mail addressed to the parent or legal guardian at the last known address identified in the child care centerís records, or shall be delivered in person to the parent or legal guardian by a staff member of the center.† The notice shall be posted on the child care centerís internet website or by other electronic means, and shall be displayed in a prominent location within the center.

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to any changes in the tuition rate charged by a licensed child care center occurring on or after the first day of the third month next following the date of enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill requires child care centers licensed pursuant to P.L.1983, c.492 (C.30:5B-1 et seq.) to prepare and make available a notice of any change in the tuition rate charged by the center, 60 days prior to the change, to every parent or legal guardian of a child attending the center.† The notice would be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested or by receipted first class mail addressed to the parent or legal guardian at the last known address identified in the centerís records, or delivered in person to the parent or legal guardian by a staff member of the center.† The center would also be required to post the notice on its internet website or by other electronic means, and to display the notice in a prominent location within the center.

†††† The notice requirements will apply to rate changes occurring on or after the first day of the third month next following the date of enactment.