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                            CHAPTER 36-H.F.No. 1126 
                  An act relating to human services; licensed family day 
                  care; modifying child age classification definitions; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 245A.02, by 
                  adding a subdivision. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 245A.02, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 19.  [FAMILY DAY CARE AND GROUP FAMILY DAY CARE CHILD 
        AGE CLASSIFICATIONS.] (a) For the purposes of family day care 
        and group family day care licensing under this chapter, the 
        following terms have the meanings given them in this subdivision.
           (b) "Newborn" means a child between birth and six weeks old.
           (c) "Infant" means a child who is at least six weeks old 
        but less than 12 months old. 
           (d) "Toddler" means a child who is at least 12 months old 
        but less than 24 months old, except that for purposes of 
        specialized infant and toddler family and group family day care, 
        "toddler" means a child who is at least 12 months old but less 
        than 30 months old. 
           (e) "Preschooler" means a child who is at least 24 months 
        old up to the age of being eligible to enter kindergarten within 
        the next four months. 
           (f) "School age" means a child who is at least of 
        sufficient age to have attended the first day of kindergarten, 
        or is eligible to enter kindergarten within the next four 
        months, but is younger than 11 years of age. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor April 8, 1999 
           Signed by the governor April 12, 1999, 2:11 p.m.