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MI–Proposed “Erin’s Law”

Posted by Sandra On December - 16 - 2011

“Erin’s Law” Will Protect Children From Sexual Abuse

Sens. Rebekah Warren and John Proos announced today they will be introducing legislation in the Michigan Senate to help prevent the sexual abuse of children. The bill would be called “Erin’s Law” and is named after Erin Merryn, a sexual abuse survivor from Illinois, whose advocacy led to the passage of a similar law in her home state. The measure would allow school boards to adopt and implement policies addressing child sexual abuse and would create a new Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children, made up of legislators, state officials and experts.  READ MORE HERE

 

 

 

To Learn More About Erin’s Law, please visit: www.erinmerryn.net

Erin’s Law was signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn February 14, 2011.
Erin’s law was signed by Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri on July 14,2011.
Erin’s Law was introduced at a press conference in Syracuse, New York at a press conference October 25, 2011.
A total of 8 states are introducing Erin’s Law in 2012. With 2 states already having passed it. Erin’s mission is to see Erin’s law passed in every state and she won’t stop until that mission is accomplished. Erin Merryn has appeared on Oprah talking about Erin’s Law in October 2010. Erin Merryn spoke at the United States Department of Education on Erin’s Law at their national conference August, 2011.
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Illinois Erin’s law language: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=2843&GAID=10&DocTypeID=SB&SessionID=76&GA=96

Missouri Erin’s Law http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&
BillID=4066479

 

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  1. Tina Says:

    Will Erin’s law be introduced to the state of Virginia? Mainly the Hampton Roads area? I live in Portsmouth, Virginia, and I would love to see this bill passed everywhere!

    Posted on January 25th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

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