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McCabe gets Erin's Law hearing in House



ERIN'S LAW IS HEARD: Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale, (left) speaks with Fran Singer (center) and Olivia Holderman (right), a sexual assault survivor, during the public hearing on House Bill 2183 Monday, Feb. 1.

Legislation commonly referred to as "Erin's Law" was heard in the House Education Committee Monday. House Bill 2183, sponsored by Rep. Gina McCabe, would establish a task force to provide recommendations for implementing an age-appropriate, prevention-oriented child sex-abuse- and awareness program in K-12 schools.

Currently, 26 states have enacted similar legislation, and it is pending in others.

"'Erin's Law' is saving lives in other states and we are hoping to add Washington to the growing list of states that have implemented this law," said McCabe, R-Goldendale.

"Erin's Law" is named after Erin Merryn, a child sexual abuse survivor and activist. According to the National Child Traumat...

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