Government reviving prostitution bill
After the vote for the proposed bill by the Senate Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, Senator Bill Chappell, an Upper Valley Republican, asked to speak on the floor as a witness. It was his first floor speech since being elected to the Senate in 2008.
It was, he said, “an example of the failure of the political class” to protect children from sex crimes against them.
Chappell, an ex-law enforcement officer, said he wants to eliminate prostitution in the upper valley and he wants to cut the number of people convicted and fined.
He said he didn’t know that one of his own constituents was convicted for having sex.
Senator Bill Chappell testified Tuesday, June 28, 2017 at the Senate Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee hearing on the Protec예스 카지노tion of Children Act. (Cindy Schultz for The News Journal)
In an Oct. 26 letter, the bill’s author, Senator Toni Atkins of San Diego, told the committee there’s no way the state of California could enforce state law to protect minors from sexual abuse and neglect. Atkins urged her co골목lleagues to support the bill.
Chappell said he’s happy with his bill’s passage.
“When one person walks up to another and commits sexual as마사지 가격sault on them, that is a serious problem. When this is a crime of violence, in my view, that is when this is not protected,” he said. “And to have it protected so easily by the legislature is outrageous.”
State legislators approved the Protection of Children from Sexual Abuse Act last month.