Senate Hearing to Discuss Proposed Changes to Child Abuse Law

Harrisburg – The Senate Aging and Youth Committee, chaired by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24), will hold a hearing next week 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 Tuesday, May 7 at 11 a.m. in the Majority Caucus Room.

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.


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