Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Paragraph (c) of section 10 of chapter 28A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out clause (9) and inserting in place thereof the following:- (9) organization, financing and administration; and (10) the imposition of civil fines and other sanctions. Fines authorized by this section shall range from fifty dollars to one thousand dollars; provided, however, that in no case shall a fine imposed on a family day care home or day care center, as defined in section nine of this chapter, exceed a maximum fine of two hundred and fifty dollars.
SECTION 2. Section 13 of said chapter 28A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Subject to the requirements of chapter thirty A of the General Laws, the office may suspend, revoke, make probationary, refuse to issue or renew the license of any person, assess a civil fine within the limits prescribed by section ten of this chapter, or impose any other sanctions it deems appropriate, in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the office.
SECTION 3. Said section 13 of said chapter 28A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:-
The office for children shall submit an annual report to the joint committee on human services and elderly affairs, which shall include rules and regulations promulgated by the office for children relative to the use of civil fines and sanctions, the types of sanctions, and the level of such fines; provided, however, that such fines shall be within the limits prescribed by section ten.