AB 2036: Assembly Member Patty López
Online Child Care Job Posting: Consumer Education
Bill Summary: This bill would require online companies that advertise child care services provided by license-exempt child care providers (ex. babysitters and nannies) to post a statement about the California Trustline registry and, if the service provides access to a background check, a written description of the background check provided to it by the background check service provider. The bill would make a background check service provider responsible for providing the online child care job posting service with certain information and the Attorney General responsible for enforcement, but allows an individual to bring civil action if the company violates the law.
The Network's Sponsor and Support Letter
Location of AB 2036 within the California State Legislature:
Good news! Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2036, which requires online child care job posting services to fully disclose what is and is not included in their background check. It will also require companies that host job posting websites for nannies and babysitters to post a statement about TrustLine.
AB 2036 is an important step towards protecting children in license-exempt child care situations by giving parents the information, resources and tools they need to help them make the most informed decisions about the individuals they hire to care for their children.
Thank you to all of you that sent letters urging the Governor to sign this bill!
Press release: https://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=19558