Status Summary

Referred to Education. (This bill did not move out of its committee before the Policy Committee Cutoff date.) Had a public hearing in House Committee on Education on Mar 23.

Legislative Session

2017

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

McCabe

 

HB 1539 attempts to address the relationship that exists between youth victimization and mental health problems and delinquent behavior by enacting Erin’s Law, a law that has been enacted by 26 other states. Erin’s Law is intended to help children, teachers, and parents identify sexual abuse, and to provide assistance, referral, or resource information for children and families who are victims of child sexual abuse. This bill would create the Erin's law legislative task force, comprised of legislators and various key stakeholders, for the purpose of adopting a model curriculum for the prevention of sexual abuse of students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The curriculum would have to be evidence-based, age-appropriate and culturally sensitive as well as provide professional training for staff and engage parents to become involved.