I wrote up a synopsis of an earlier post that argued that at least 2000 kids would be molested because of the changes from the original Erin's Law to the Senate Education Committee Substitute.
When I got here, I was quickly shown by a friend that there is a new committee substitute bill from the Finance committee.
There are lots of small changes have improved the bill significantly.
- Schools have changed from 'may' back to 'shall' have this program. That's the biggest benefit.
- Parents now have to 'opt out' as in the original, instead of 'opt in' as in the rewrite.
- And the kids covered are once again K-12, not just 7-12.
- The prohibition on contracting with abortion providers is gone.
Here's a link to the working draft of the new bill.