Assembly passes legislative package co-sponsored by Pintor Marin to combat child abuse

A legislative package co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin to strengthen efforts to fight against child sexual abuse in schools has cleared the Assembly.

"Keeping our children safe is a top priority for us in New Jersey," said Pintor Marin. "That's why I am so proud to have sponsored a package of bills to combat child sexual abuse that was recently approved by the full Assembly. It is my hope that this legislation will get us one step closer to eliminating child sexual abuse in New Jersey."

The legislative package co-sponsored by Pintor Marin would:

  • establish a 17-member task force within the Department of Education to examine ways to reduce child sexual abuse in New Jersey (A-4403);
  • require arbitrators tasked with hearing tenure charge matters to undergo training on sexual assault and child abuse issues (A-4406);
  • require the Attorney General to develop protocol for retaining footage from school surveillance system (A4199).

The legislative package, which previously cleared the Senate, now heads to Gov. Phil Murphy for his consideration.

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