Oregon Senate expands list of abuse reporting



SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is set to receive legislation requiring university employees and coaches, as well as youth-organization workers, to report child sexual abuse to police or the state Department of Human Services.

The Senate unanimously approved House Bill 4016 on Friday.

The Statesman Journal (http://stjr.nl/wYn6yC ) says the state House dropped youth-organization volunteers from the bill’s requirements.

A long list of professions already is covered by Oregon’s mandatory reporting law.

Oregon’s bill was prompted by the child sexual-abuse accusations against Jerry Sandusky, a retired assistant football coach at Pennsylvania State University, and accusations that two school officials failed to properly report abuse allegations.


Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com