Operate a home daycare for children and you’re a smoker? Better take your habit off the grounds entirely -- even when children, including your own, aren’t present. Governor Bruce Rauner signed the law which makes it a violation to light up around facilities that cater to children, including homes where day care services are provided, regardless of children being present or not.
The measure removes language from the Child Care Act that prohibits smoking at child care facilities on any day when the center is in operation, while children are present, making the Act more strict. The new law also removes language from the Act that allowed smoking in front of a person’s kids at their own home day care center when services for other children were not being provided.