2011-11-17 / Local & State

Bills Aimed At Gamblers Who Leave Kids In Cars

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering increased penalties for parents and guardians who leave children in vehicles while gambling inside casinos around the commonwealth.

The Wilkes-Barre Times- Leader says one of the two bills circulating would also call for anyone caught leaving a child unattended while gambling to be placed on a state casino exclusion list.

The measures drafted by Rep. Michael O’Brien, DPhila., have been forwarded without opposition by the House Gaming Oversight Committee and will be considered by the full House.

Another bill would require warning signs to be posted, and casinos could be fined if they aren’t or if violations aren’t reported to law enforcement.

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