Princeton Model Congress 2014
Committee: Red House- Education and the Workforce
Principal Author: Francesca Messina
Delegation: Branford High School
Title of Bill: An Act To Protect Vulnerable Children
Be It Enacted By The Princeton Model Congress
Preamble: Whereas in recent years more and more people have been coming out as victims of sexual abuse, when they were children. Whereas the publicity centered on Jerry Sandusky of Penn State University as a child molester has encouraged many other victims of abuse to come forward. Whereas two victims showed irrefutable evidence that they had been listed as children by Bernie Fine of Syracuse University. Whereas no charges were brought against Bernie Fine because the statute of limitations in the state of New York had expired. Whereas every state has a different statute of limitations regarding child abuse crimes.
Section 1: States will be incentivized to educate students about sexual abuse, harassment, etc. Subsection A: The seminars will include awareness, identification, reporting, and prevention of sexual abuse
Section 2: Education regarding sexual abuse or sexual harassment will begin with grade two and continue throughout high school. Subsection A: Enforce a sexual harassment seminar for the 2nd grade, a different curriculum for the 7th grade, and a final curriculum in the 9th grade.
Section 3: States that implement one-third of the courses will receive a 1% increase in education funding. A 2% increase is two-thirds are implemented. And a 3% increase if all 3 are increased.
Section 4: This bill will take effect 91 days after passage
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