Daycare Operation Vote Delayed for A Second Time

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


For the second time, a lawmaker is delaying a vote on legislation to require all daycares to operate under state regulations. According to the House Rules Committee, Representative Pebblin Warren requested that her bill be removed from tomorrow’s debate agenda. The bill sought to end a long-standing exemption for faith-based facilities. The proposal has been met with push back from some church facilities. Warren delayed debate last month out of fear the bill would lose a procedural vote. Alabama is one of seven states currently allowing exemptions from regulations for faith-based day cares. The Department of Human Resources says about half of day cares in the state are uninspected. Exempt facilities do not have to comply with state childcare regulations such as worker-to-child ratios.


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