SB46 targets sexual abuse by PA school employees

HARRISBURG, April 25, 2013 – State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams and a national advocacy group will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Capitol Media Center, Harrisburg, to push for passage of legislation outlawing the practice of “passing the trash.” When school employees with a history of sexual misconduct move from one school to another, the moniker is uttered.

Senate Bill 46 would add new, proactive protections for children and schools and would apply to certified and non-certified educators and other prospective employees who would have direct contact with children.

As National Child Abuse Prevention Month ends, Williams, Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct and Exploitation (SESAME) Inc., and other advocates are calling for the legislation’s enactment.


WHAT:           Sen. Williams to hold press conference on SB46

WHERE:        Capitol Media Center, Harrisburg

WHEN:          2 p.m., Tuesday, April 30