To: Elk Point City Council

Molly's Law

This petition is to show support for adopting a city ordinance that would require registration or licensing for any person that wishes to operate an in-home day care within the city limits of Elk Point, South Dakota.

Why is this important?

The City of Elk Point currently has no law that requires an
in- home day care provider to be registered. Registration or licensing would give Child Protective Services the authority to take action should a care provider be criminally charged. Currently, there is no agency that has that authority unless the day care is registered.