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Missouri House passes stricter mandatory reporting laws.

Date: April 5, 2012
By: Sherman Fabes
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 1515

Intro: 
As Jerry Sandusky appears in a Pennsylvania courthouse, the Missouri House looks to make sure a similar incident never happens in Missouri.
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Wrap:  The same day that former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky appears in a Pennsylvania courthouse, the Missouri House passes stricter mandatory reporting laws.

St. Louis County representative Marsha Haefner sponsored the amendment and serves on the governor's task force for prevention of child sex abuse.

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Description: "It will not allow employers, such as school districts or any other entities that work with children to prohibit employees from doing a mandated report if they suspect child abuse or neglect."

If passed in the Senate, the bill will head to the governor's desk.

From the state capitol I'm Sherman Fabes. Newsradio 1120 --- KMOX

Intro: 
The same day that former Penn state football coach Jerry Sandusky appears in a Pennsylvania courthouse, the Missouri House passes stricter mandatory reporting laws.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The Missouri House sent a bill to the Senate that creates stricter mandatory reporting laws.

St. Louis County representative Marsha Haefner serves on the governor's task force for prevention of child sex abuse.

She says the Penn State scandal was a direct factor in creating the amendment.

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Description: "In working with that task force, and because of what happened with that Penn State issues, its kind of made us look at what our policies and what our laws are and we decided that we had a loophole there that needed to be fixed."

The amendment would not allow employers, that work directly with children, to prohibit employees from doing a mandated report if they suspect child abuse or neglect.

If passed in the Senate, the bill will head to the governor's desk.

From the state capitol I'm Sherman Fabes. Newsradio 1120 --- KMOX


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