Tedisco Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Support For Closing “Penn State Loophole”

Statement from Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga), Former Assembly Minority Leader and Current Assistant Minority Whip
December 14, 2011
“Today, Governor Cuomo announced that he is introducing legislation similar to the ‘College Coaches and Professionals Reporting Act’ that I, Assemblyman George Amedore, Senator Hugh Farley, Senator George Maziarz, along with colleagues from both sides of the aisle, have introduced to require college coaches to become mandated reporters of child abuse.”

“College professionals, many of whom interact with children through youth programs, are currently not defined as mandatory reporters under New York State law. It only makes sense to create another set of eyes and ears on college campuses where so many programs for children exist.”

“It’s clear from the bi-partisan support shown from my colleagues in both houses of the legislature, and now from the Governor, that there is real recognition that New York has an opportunity to be progressive and close the Penn State Loophole. I welcome the Governor’s support and look forward to working with him to help protect children.”