Sen. Cornyn Reintroduces Youngster Intercourse Abuse Prevention Invoice Named After Texan Jenna Quinn – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Value
After the passage was thwarted last year, Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn and New Hampshire Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan reintroduced the Jenna Quinn Act, a law aimed at curbing child sexual abuse, on Thursday .
The Jenna Quinn Act would allow current Justice Department resources to educate and train students, teachers, caregivers, and other adults who work with children to identify, report, and prevent child sexual abuse. It is named after Jenna Quinn, who has been molested by her father’s best friend since she was 13.
The bill was passed unanimously by the Senate last September, but ultimately failed in the House’s Education and Labor Committee. Its chairman, Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., Wanted to incorporate the law into his reinforced re-authorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. This bill was not passed in the Senate until the end of the 116th Congress.
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