§295.3.1. Child safety alarms in motor vehicles used to transport children; day care facilities; quality care rating system
A. Day care centers as defined in R.S. 46:1403 may have a child safety alarm installed in any vehicle owned or operated by the day care center that is used to transport children to or from the day care center. The installation of the child safety alarm shall be completed by a person or business that is approved by the manufacturer of the child safety alarm.
B. An owner or director of a day care center who elects to have a child safety alarm installed in a vehicle owned or operated by the day care center shall ensure that the child safety alarm is properly maintained and in good working order each time the vehicle is used for transporting children to or from a day care center.
C. For the purposes of this Section, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) "Child safety alarm" shall mean an ignition-based alarm system that voice prompts the driver of certain vehicles owned or operated by a day care center to inspect the vehicle for children before exiting the vehicle.
(2) "Vehicle" shall mean a vehicle owned or operated by the day care center, its owner, operator, or employees that is used to transport children to and from the day care center and that has a seating capacity of six or more passengers in addition to the driver.
D. The Department of Children and Family Services shall promulgate rules and procedures, no later than May 31, 2012, relative to the installation of child safety alarms in vehicles owned or operated by a day care center owner, operator, or employee that are used to transport children to or from day care centers.
Acts 2011, No. 200, §1.