In an effort to renovate a subsidized child-care program overwrought with fraud called Wisconsin Shares, Mark Honadel, a Republican from South Milwaukee, has announced plans to circulate a bill that would require child daycare providers in the state to utilize a biometric system to check children in and out, according to a Security Info Watch article.
While state legislators on both sides of the aisle are eager at finding ways to stop the fraud in the system, they maintain that the Wisconsin Shares program, a subsidized daycare program that encourages parents to return to the work force, is a worthy program. Honadel’s bill, which he expects will completely stop the fraud that the program suffers from, sets a deadline for implementation at January 2011.
Honadel’s bill comes off similar legislation that passed in early 2009 seeking similar results, however, that bill did not specify a biometric system or a required implementation date. In addition to Honadel’s push for quick implementation of the new system, he also maintains that the system must be a biometric as a swipe card system could be easily scammed by providers.
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