Senate Bill 213
148th General Assembly (2015 - 2016)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PERSONAL BODY SAFETY AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION.
At least 26 states have enacted legislation requiring the study or development of curricula for educating educators, students, and parents about personal body safety and child sexual abuse awareness and prevention. This Act requires the Child Protection Accountability Commission and the Division of Family Services of the Department of Health and Social Services, with the support of the Department of Education (“Department”), to develop and maintain a curriculum to be used by all of Delaware’s public schools to educate public school employees who are employed at schools with any of the grades pre-kindergarten through 6, students in grades pre-kindergarten through 6, and parents of a child in grades pre-kindergarten through 6 about personal body safety and child sexual abuse. Once developed, this Act requires public schools to implement the curriculum. The Act provides for parental notification of the curriculum. In addition, the Act requires the school districts to report annually to the Department on the implementation of the curriculum and the Department to report annually to the Governor and General Assembly on the curriculum and its implementation.This Act is named Erin’s Law in honor of Erin Merryn, a victim of child sexual abuse, who is working to enact legislation on this subject throughout the country.
Takes effect upon being signed into law