A bill that would give parents access to background information on childcare providers was approved by the House in a party-line vote.
The Republican-opposed bill will allow parents to find out whether their childcare providers have criminal records.
Jefferson County Democratic Representative Kate Hollingsworth sponsored the bill. She says it would only affect licensed childcare providers, and not babysitters.
The bill has one more round of votes in the House before moving to the Senate.
In Jefferson City, I'm Karyn Dest.