Assembly Passes Rep. McEntee and Sen. Raptakis’ Child Endangerment Bill
RI STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE – The General Assembly passed Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee and Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis’ legislation (2022-H 7807, 2022-S 2808) which would establish felony penalties for guardians convicted of child endangerment... “Any parent or guardian who willingly ignores their duty to protect the children in their care deserves to be punished for risking the health and safety of the child. Too often, tragedies occur and the neglectful parent or guardian suffers a slap on the wrist, if any punishment at all. The legislation will also allow law enforcement officers to hold habitual offenders accountable for leaving children unattended in cars for long periods of time, hopefully protecting more kids in the state from abuse, neglect or endangerment,” said Senator Raptakis (D-Dist. 33). For more information, contact: Andrew Caruolo, Publicist, (401)222-6124
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