FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday February 15, 2011
STATEHOUSE- Rep. Davisson's (R-Salem) bill that would require law enforcement agencies to notify the parents, guardian, or custodian if their child is the victim of a crime passed the House with a vote of 95 to 0 and will now move to the Senate for consideration.
More specifically, House Bill 1422 stipulates that if a child's name is on a crime report; parents, guardian, or custodian will be contacted about the report and will be given appropriate contact information.
"This is important piece of legislation that will keep parents informed and will ensure that our children are safe", said Davisson.
Rep. Davisson serves District 73, which includes Crawford, Dubois, Perry, Washington, Harrison, Jackson, Clark, and Scott counties. For the 2011 legislative session, Rep. Davisson is the vice-chairman of the Public Health Committee, and a member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, and the Family, Children, and Human Affairs Committee.