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Disabled parking placards have proliferated across Kentucky, and a state lawmaker says it's time to crack down on abuses in issuing the decals.

Several parking lots on the campus of Murray State University will be closed next week for resurfacing.

The Regents College west parking lot, the Purcell Tennis Courts parking lot, the Lee Clark College south parking lot and the Elizabeth College north parking lot will all be closed from Monday, May 13 to Friday, May 17.

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Illinois legislation will raise fines for people that misuse disabled parking tags to $600 next year. The new law also imposes a $1,000 fine on any healthcare provider that knowingly falsifies the certification that allows someone to get a disability plate or parking decal.