Snyder signs law to help prevent child sex abuse

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation into law that aims to increase education and training in schools to help prevent the sexual abuse of children.

The Republican governor's office announced Wednesday that he signed the bipartisan legislation named "Erin's Law." It's named after a woman from Schaumburg, Ill., who was sexually abused as a child and now campaigns nationally for increased education and protections.

Snyder officials say the bills were among about 30 pieces of legislation getting his signature.

One clarifies that the state's Family Independence program is temporary and not an entitlement. It prevents further cash assistance to families that receive it for at least five years.

Another bill prohibits prisoners from keeping photos and drawings of their victims or any item that belonged to their victims.


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