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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