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Thu., March 26, 2009, 7:45 p.m.

Lawmakers reluctant on day care regulation

Rep. George Sayler, D-Coeur d'Alene, urges support for his legislation requiring licensing of all Idaho day care centers with four or more unrelated children. Despite overwhelmingly positive testimony at a nearly four-hour public hearing, the House Health & Welfare Committee opposed passing the Senate-passed bill as-is, and indefinitely delayed a decision on possible amendments. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
Rep. George Sayler, D-Coeur d'Alene, urges support for his legislation requiring licensing of all Idaho day care centers with four or more unrelated children. Despite overwhelmingly positive testimony at a nearly four-hour public hearing, the House Health & Welfare Committee opposed passing the Senate-passed bill as-is, and indefinitely delayed a decision on possible amendments. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

Here’s a link to my full story on today’s nearly four-hour hearing on SB 1112a, the day care licensing bill. The bill’s fate is uncertain at this point; the House Health & Welfare Committee voted to hold it at the call of the chairwoman, with the idea of working on various amendments.




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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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