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Full house at day care hearing

Sen. Tim Corder, R-Mountain Home, presents the day care licensing bill to the House Health & Welfare Committee on Thursday. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
Sen. Tim Corder, R-Mountain Home, presents the day care licensing bill to the House Health & Welfare Committee on Thursday. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

The crowd fills the room and is spilling out the door at the House Health & Welfare Committee today, which is holding a hearing on SB 1112, the bill to set basic, minimum standards for all Idaho day care centers, including criminal background checks. The bill earlier passed the Senate on a 30-5 vote, after dying in committee each year for the past four years. House committee Chair Sharon Block, R-Twin Falls, said, "It's nice to have so many of you with us today to participate in the legislative process." The bill's co-sponsor, Sen. Tim Corder, R-Mountain Home, told the panel the bill is about "the health and safety of some of our most vulnerable citizens."




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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