Bill Summary for H 37 (2019-2020)

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Jun 19 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 37 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 6, 2019
AN ACT EXTENDING THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A CIVIL ACTION FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SO THAT A PLAINTIFF HAS UNTIL AGE THIRTY-EIGHT TO COMMENCE AN ACTION AND TO REQUIRE TRAINING ON CHILD SEX ABUSE AND SEX TRAFFICKING FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
Intro. by Riddell, White, Torbett, B. Turner.

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House amendment to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.

Amends proposed GS 115C-375.20 to require each employing entity (rather than each local board of education) to adopt and implement a child sexual abuse and sex trafficking program for school personnel who work directly with students in grades K through 12 that provides education and awareness related to child sexual abuse and sex trafficking, as specified. Makes organizational changes, adding a definitions subsection to define the term school personnel as teachers, instructional support personnel, principals, and assistant principals. Provides that school personnel can include, in the discretion of the employing entity, other school employees who work directly with students in grades K through 12. Adds to the elements required of the training to now include the best practices from the field of prevention and the grooming process of sexual predators. Specifies that all school personnel who work with students in grades K through 12 must receive two hours of training in even-numbered years beginning in 2020.

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