98. The council of a municipality, by whatever law governed, may by regulation, notwithstanding any zoning by-laws and on the conditions imposed by it, authorize the granting of permits for the use of land or the construction, alteration or occupation of buildings for the purposes of day care centres within the meaning of this Act.
No municipal by-law adopted under a general law or special Act may have the effect of preventing
(1) the implementation or maintenance of day care in a home for the sole reason that it consists of day care in a home; or
(2) the maintenance of day care in a day care centre provided by a person holding a permit authorizing the operation of a reception centre belonging to the class of day care centres issued by the Minister of Health and Social Services before 29 November 1979.
The second paragraph prevails against any general law or special Act and against any municipal by-law adopted under a general law or special Act.
1979, c. 85, s. 98; 1985, c. 23, s. 24.