Senate Aging and Youth Committee to Hold Hearing on Senate Bill 20

Harrisburg – The Senate Aging and Youth Committee, chaired by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24), will hold a hearing tomorrow to discuss Senate Bill 20, sponsored by Sen. LeAnna Washington (D-4), and its proposed changes to the definition of “child abuse” within the Child Protective Services Law.

The hearing will be held Wednesday, June 5 at 9 a.m. in Senate Hearing Room 1.

The committee will listen to testimony from Jason Kutulakis, Esq., Senior Partner for Abom & Kutulakis, LLP in Carlisle, Cathy Utz, Acting Deputy Secretary for the Department of Public Welfare, Charles Songer, Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Children & Youth Administrators Association, Sean McCormack, Chief Deputy District Attorney in Dauphin County, Pat Bruno, Medical Director for the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of the Central Susquehanna Valley, and Angela Liddle, Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance.
This bill addresses the recommendations made by the Task Force on Child Protection.  The task force recommendations led to the introduction of a bipartisan package of legislation to provide sweeping improvements to Pennsylvania’s child protection laws.

Constituents and members of the press who are unable to attend the hearing can watch the hearing live from a remote location.  The Aging and Youth Committee website currently displays the committee’s agenda.  Testimony given at the hearing will be posted after the hearing concludes.

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Sarah Stroman
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