Jill Holtzman Vogel

Northam signs bill requiring clergy to report child abuse

Northam signs bill requiring clergy to report child abuse

RICHMOND — In response in part to the child sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, Virginia will have a new law on July 1 requiring priests, ministers, rabbis and other clergy members to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect.

Gov. Ralph Northam has signed into law two bills — HB 1659, sponsored by...

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