Senators to Unveil Bipartisan Package to Overhaul PA Child Protection Laws

For Immediate Release

Monday, March 18 at noon.

Harrisburg – A bipartisan group of state senators will unveil a package of legislation Monday to provide sweeping improvements to Pennsylvania’s child protection laws.

The news conference will be held Monday, March 18 at noon in the Capitol Media Center.

Legislators taking part include Sen. Kim Ward (R-39); Republican Chair of the Senate Aging and Youth Committee, Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24); Democratic Chair of the Senate Aging and Youth Committee, Sen. LeAnna Washington (D-4); and Senate Democratic Caucus Administrator, Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-42). Also taking part will be Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler, who chaired the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection.

The task force was created through passage of Senate Resolution 250 in December 2011. The legislative package implements several changes recommended by the task force in its report released in November 2012.


Carol Milligan (Senate Republicans)

Stacey Witalec (Senate Democrats)