Puerto Rico Lawmakers Debate Fining Parents Of Obese Children

February 12, 2015 1:19 PM

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Lawmakers in Puerto Rico are debating a controversial bill that would fine parents of obese children up to $800 if they don't make efforts to improve their child's health.

"That child is a health issue and can become an economic burden because he/she could develop heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses," Senator Jose Luis Dalmau said to El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico's largest newspaper.

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