Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sen. Montgomery Tells Parents to Come Back Next Year...Students Can Wait for Protection from Predators

Maryland Senator Karen Montgomery has responded to the Parents' Coalition blog post It's Magic! Senate Committee Amends SB460 Without Introduction of All Amendments

Note that the House passed their version of the Person in a Position of Authority bill after deleting the 7 year gap proposal and leaving in place all other protections for students.  

The Senate not only deleted the 7 year gap proposal but, in addition, many of the protections for students including the prohibition against sexual contact from volunteers and sports coaches.  

Somehow, the House was able to keep the safety of students as their top priority, but the Senate was not. Here is Senator Montgomery's response to the Senate action:

RE: It's Magic! Senate Committee Amends SB460 Without Introduction of All Amendments
From: "Montgomery, Karen Senator" Date: Mon, Mar 17, 2014 12:17 pm
To:  Parents' Coalition
I am sorry that there are some differences in opinion on the changes to the bill. However, changing the age gap and adding part-time employees protects children more than they have been previously. If you believe that there should be additional strengths added, please bring them forward next year to the committee.
Karen S. Montgomery
Senator Karen S. Montgomery
The Senate of Maryland
District 14- Montgomery County
James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

1 comment:

  1. Bringing students protection one amendment at a time.


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