(Dec 18) Corbett signs bills to update Pa. child abuse laws

Posted: Dec 18, 2013 11:07 AM ESTUpdated: Dec 18, 2013 6:45 PM EST

By Myles Snyder – email
 
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) –

Governor Tom Corbett has signed the first round of new laws drafted in response to the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy scandals.

Ten bills signed by the governor Wednesday make significant improvements to the state’s child abuse prevention laws and are based on recommendations made by the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection.

Senate Bill 34 expands mandatory reporting requirements for schools to include abuse and “grooming” behaviors by educators, such as the use of sexually explicit text messages.

Full story: Corbett signs bills to update Pa. child abuse laws  Myles Snyder, 12/18/13

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