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Lawmakers eliminate controls on infant's sleep position

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Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

Minnesota representatives voted Monday to eliminate a plan calling for a doctor's order before a daycare provider places an infant on its back or stomach for sleep.

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Opponents of the measure said it strips parental rights; supporters said it was aimed at reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

The House voted 88-42 to remove the provision from a welfare and child assistance bill, which was approved 104-27.

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