MD bill calls for schools to incorporate sex abuse, human trafficking prevention programs in curriculum
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A new bill in Maryland’s State House calls for schools to incorporate sexual abuse and human and sex trafficking prevention programs into their curriculum. House bill 575 is currently in the ways and means committee and is sponsored by three Eastern Shore delegates. The programs would be age-appropriate and for students in sixth through eighth-grade schools, would also be required to teach material promoting awareness and prevention. Lawmakers tell 47 ABC bills like this are important to protect our youth.
“It also not only helps that person that’s getting the education, but maybe to see if there’s a friend or something that’s going in the wrong direction or possibly in jeopardy so I think it’s a good piece of legislation,” said Delegate Wayne Hartman (R-District 38C).
Bill sponsors say they expect the legislation to pass because it has widespread bipartisan support.