Summary: H.R.6434 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/10/1984)

Special White House Conference on Protection of Children in Child Care Act - Directs the President, within 90 days after the enactment of this Act, to convene a Special White House Conference on Protection of Children in Child Care to: (1) improve data collection about the nature and extent of child abuse in child care centers; (2) develop model standards for the licensing of child care centers and the hiring of qualified personnel; (3) strengthen child development programs; (4) train parents and child care personnel in child abuse prevention; and (5) remove legal impediments to interagency cooperation in investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases.

Requires that the Conference be planned and conducted under the direction of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, with cooperation and assistance, including assignment of personnel, by other Federal agencies.

Requires the Conference to bring together Members of Congress, representatives of Federal, State, and local governments, and professional and lay people working in the child care field. Authorizes Conference participants, and participants in conferences and other activities leading up to the Conference at the local and State levels, to consider all the matters specified, with special consideration to recommendations for improving data collection so that adequate resources can be devoted to the solution of the problem.

Requires the Conference, within 120 days following the date on which it is convened, to submit a final report to the President and the Congress. Requires that the findings and recommendations included in such report be made available immediately to the public. Directs the President, within 120 days after the submission of such report, to transmit recommendations to the Congress for administrative action and legislation necessary to implement the recommendations in the report.

Sets forth provisions for the administration of the Conference.