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Video Release: SEN. TOOMEY: PASS MY BIPARTISAN BILL TO PROTECT CHILDREN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) urged action on his legislation to protect America's children from sexual and violent predators in the classroom. Cosponsored by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), Sen. Toomey's bipartisan bill requires schools to perform background checks on all new and existing employees, and bans schools from helping a child molester find a new teaching job.

An identical bill passed the House unanimously.

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Bill requiring disclosure of educators’ sex-abuse history languishing, advocates say

Legislation to require district-to-district notification of any investigation of a teacher for sexual misconduct moved forward this week, but advocates complain the bill could have been made law months ago.

“I think it’s just awful that they’re playing a political game with a bill that is designed to protect children,” said Terri Miller, board president of Stop Educator Sexual Abuse Misconduct & Exploitation (SESAME). “This bill could have been signed into law already by this time.”

State Sen. Anthony H. Williams introduced bill SB46 more than a year ago to require potential teachers to disclose any past allegations or investigations for sexual abuse or misconduct, closing what is known as the “pass the trash” loophole.

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Latest News...

Video Release: SEN. TOOMEY: PASS MY BIPARTISAN BILL TO PROTECT CHILDREN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) urged action on his legislation to protect America's children from sexual and violent predators in the classroom. Cosponsored by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), Sen. Toomey's bipartisan bill requires schools to perform background checks on all new and existing employees, and bans schools from helping a child molester find a new teaching job.

An identical bill passed the House unanimously.

Click "read more" to watch the video

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