Friday, June 09, 2006

Jessica's Law signing

Thursday morning I flew with Gov. Sanford to Myrtle beach to sign Jessica's Law at the Children's Recovery Center. After several states have passed Jessica's Law, Sen. Jake Knotts introduced the bill in the SC Senate. Jessica's Law deals with increased sentencing, electronic monitoring, and other issues with those that sexually assault children. My amendment called for capital punishment to be an option for convinced child rapists under eleven years old. This is a great day when the Palmetto State can send a message to all the world that we take the safety of our precious children very seriously.
(LR Sen. Knotts, Gov. Sanford, Rep. Alan Clemmons, myself & Rep. Ted Pitts. also present: Sen. Ray Cleary & Rep. Thad Viers)
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