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HARRISBURG, May 7, 2014 – The state Senate today unanimously approved Sen. Wayne D. Fontana’s (D-Brookline) bill that would toughen child abuse reporting requirements in schools. Senate Bill 31 now goes to the governor for enactment. “This bill will help protect our children and clarify the reporting responsibilities of those who work in our schools,” […]

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Op-ed by Senator Wayne Fontana –  Testimony from the trial in Pittsburgh involving alleged child abuse by a former Pittsburgh Public Schools police officer underscores the need for better safeguards for our children and clearer reporting procedures for school officials if they suspect child abuse. That is the goal of my legislation that would require […]

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HARRISBURG, June 11, 2013 – The state Senate Education Committee today unanimously approved state Sen. Wayne D. Fontana’s (D-Brookline) bill that would toughen child abuse reporting requirements in schools “I am heartened and encouraged by this strong bipartisan vote and look forward to the full Senate acting on the bill,” Fontana said. “The bill (Senate […]

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PITTSBURGH, November 27, 2012 – Pleased that the state Task Force on Child Protection’s report today supported his call provide additional protections for school students who are abused by school employees, state Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) today urged that lawmakers quickly enact recommendations issued in the report. My legislation (Senate Bill 549) has been in […]

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HARRISBURG, August 29, 2012 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) today called on Senate leadership to move legislation forward that would strengthen Pennsylvania’s child abuse reporting laws. “Every day that my Senate Bill 549 (SB 549) isn’t law is another day more children are at risk,” Fontana said. “According to recent reports, in 1999, […]

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HARRISBURG, June 12, 2012 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) announced today that his Senate Bill 549, which would add stronger requirements for school employees reporting suspected child abuse, has moved forward as an amendment to Senator Kim Ward’s (R-Westmoreland) Senate Bill 1413. The Fontana proposal, offered as an amendment in the Senate Aging […]

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PITTSBURGH, March 2, 2010 — State Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) has reintroduced legislation that would protect children from abuse by teachers or other school employees. “It is outrageous that school employees — individuals students trust and look up to — are held to a lesser standard when it comes to child abuse,” Fontana said. […]

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