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Permanent Legislative Commission on Child Care records

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2013-05c

Scope and Contents

The records include meeting files (meeting minutes, agendas, notices, correspondence, testimony, supporting records, audio tapes and audio DVDs), membership lists, retreat information, copies of proposed legislation, and correspondence made and received by the commission clerk.


  • Creation: 1998-2012

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Conditions Governing Access

No special restrictions unless otherwise specified.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Biographical / Historical

1985 Joint Resolution No. 260 (1985-S-0605 am) created a Special Legislative Commission on Child Care in Rhode Island. The commission was to consist of 19 members and its purpose was to study all matters relating to child care in Rhode Island, including but not limited to government and private involvement with child care programs and training for child care personnel. The commission was to report its findings and recommendations to the general assembly on or before February 4, 1986 and the commission would expire on April 4, 1986. 1986 Joint Resolution No. 40. extended the reporting and expiration dates as did 1987 Joint Resolution No. 109. 1988 Joint Resolution No. 63 extended the study and reporting date to on or before February 6, 1990 and set the expiration of the commission as April 6, 1990. Within the timeframe of the last extension from 1988 to 1990, the General Assembly also passed 1989 Joint Resolution No. 217 (1989-H-5537) which created a Permanent Legislative Commission on Child Care in Rhode Island. The commission was to consist of 25 members. The purpose of the commission was and shall be to insure that Rhode Island has a network of child day care services that provide for quality, affordable and accessible child day care in Rhode Island; and to act as an advisory body to the child day care licensing department of the department of human services and to the day care licensing department of the department of children and their families, in order to adequately plan for the state’s current and future need for quality, affordable and accessible child day care. 1991 Joint Resolution No. 219 (1991-H-5961A) added three more members to the commission. In 1998 per Joint Resolution No. 325 (1998-H-7696) the membership of the commission was changed from 25 to 35 members. 2007 Joint Resolution No. 346 (2007-S-0360) established staggered membership terms and a quorum of 12 members. 2010 Joint Resolution No. 372 (2010-H-7826) indicated that the commission was responsible for updating and maintaining a current list of at least 23 and not more than 35 voting members and responsible for creating and maintaining a waiting list for membership on the commission.


5.4 Cubic Feet (4.5 record cartons)


This series comprises the records of the Permanent Legislative Commission on Child Care.


By form of material and chronological therein

Custodial History

Records were in the custody of the Rhode Island House of Representative before transfer.


No accruals are anticipated at this time.

Materials Specific Details

Audio tapes are not accessible due to lack of playback equipment

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Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA