Ore. bill would require coaches to report abuse

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would require university coaches and employees of youth organizations to report child abuse to authorities.

The legislation comes in the wake of a child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State University, where coaches and administrators faced accusations that they didn’t do enough to report alleged abuse by retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

A state House committee is scheduled to hear from the public about the measure on Thursday morning.