Civil fines sought for unlicensed child day cares


Lawmakers are trying to revive a bill that would allow the state to get tough with unlicensed child care providers.

Twenty-one senators are backing legislation that would allow state regulators to levy a fine up to $1,000 for anyone operating a day care that's not licensed.

The fine could extend to each day the day care is in violation.

"This is a measure to protect the health, safety and well-being of our most precious commodity — our children," Democratic state Sen. Pat Pettey told . . .


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