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Rep. Tarr and Erin Merryn

OP-ED: Rep. Tarr Political Pipeline piece on Erins Law

“I also ask that this legislature make Alaska the next state to pass Erin’s Law.” That was Governor Walkers’ call to action in his State of the State address Wednesday night. I applaud Governor Walker for joining in our effort to pass Erin’s Law so that we can implement this important prevention strategy to help keep our students safe.

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Rep. Tarr and Erin Merryn

NEWS: Rep Tarr Proud to Introduce “Erin’s Law”

Anchorage – Among the pre-filed bills announced today is “Erin’s Law” offered by Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage). “Erin’s Law” is a proven, straightforward approach to addressing one of Alaska’s most insidious social ills – child sexual abuse. “Erin’s Law” would require school districts to present students with age-appropriate curriculum about personal body safety. It would also give teachers, staff, and administrators the tools they need to respond properly to allegations of child sexual abuse.

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Rep. Geran Tarr

Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Erin’s Law & Healthcare Enrollment

I am very excited to announce that I will be pre-filing legislation to enact Erin’s Law during the 29th Legislative Session. Last session, Erin’s Law had over 20 co-sponsors, as well as support from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. Erin and I also received widespread support from teachers, parents, and child abuse survivors.

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Rep. Geran Tarr

NEWS: Legislation to be Pre-filed to Give Alaska Kids the Tools to Prevent Child Abuse

Anchorage – In advance of the start of the 29th Alaska Legislature in January, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) will pre-file legislation to enact “Erin’s Law” in Alaska. The bill is identical to H.B. 233, which was taken up during the 2nd session of the 28th Alaska Legislature. H.B. 233 had over 20 cosponsors and was supported by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. There is widespread support from parents, teachers, and child abuse survivors to pass the law.

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Rep. Geran Tarr

NEWS: Rep. Tarr Applauds New Fairbanks Borough School Policy

Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) today welcomed the Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board’s unanimous adoption of “Erin’s Policy.” The measure directs the district to teach students techniques for recognizing and reporting sexual abuse, and train teachers and staff to recognize signs of abuse and how to respond to them. The Board approved the policy at their meeting Tuesday night.

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