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McCabe bills pass House


February 14, 2018


A PRESSING NEED: From left to right: Darlene Williamson, Jeremy Wolfe, and Tia Black (Jeremy's sister) testify in favor of House Bill 2447, or Jeremy's Law, in front of the House Health Care and Wellness Committee on Jan. 19.

Last week, the state House of Representatives approved bills sponsored by or deriving language from a bill from Rep. Gina McCabe (R-Goldendale).

Monday, the House unanimously passed Rep. Gina McCabe's bill to help establish age-appropriate, sexual abuse prevention curriculum in schools.

Known as Erin's Law for childhood sexual abuse survivor Erin Merryn, House Bill 1539 would task the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) with establishing a coordinated program to provide age-appropriate information and training pertaining to the prevention of sexual abuse of students. It would also require the OSPI to disseminate existing information and curricula to school districts....

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