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Senate approves bill for sex abuse education in schools

A bill that would require sex abuse education in schools was unanimously approved in the Democratic-led state Senate.

The measure, backed by Sens. Shelley Mayer and Alessandra Biaggi, is been backed by advocates who were involved in the Child Victims Act, a bill approved earlier this that makes it easier for abuse survivors to file lawsuits.

“The unanimous vote in the Senate is reminiscent of the vote earlier this year on the Child Victims Act, which also had zero nay votes,” said Gary Greenberg, a businessman and advocate for the bill.

Greenberg and the bill’s namesake, Erin Merryn, urged the Assembly to follow suit, where the measure is in the chamber’s Education Committee.

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