Senate expected to pass law protecting young athletes

The bill would make it mandatory for amateur sports groups recognized by the U.S. Olympic committee to immediately report allegations of sexual abuse to law enforcement.
0:57 | 01/30/18

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Latest on the US gymnastics sexual abuse scandal this morning the senate is expected to pass a bill designed to protect young athletes from predators. ABC's Linda Davis is here with toasty toast woodlands. Good morning Robin this is a rarity legislation at both sides of the aisle seem to agree on the house just passed this bill Monday. And today it goes to the senate the bill is intended to prevent future predators from abusing young athletes making it mandatory. For amateur sports groups recognized by the US Olympic committee to immediately report allegations of sexual abuse to law enforcement. This bill would also limit one on one interactions between minors and adults. And also improve mandatory training to prevent abuse. Now this of course comes a week after Larry Nasser sentencing of former USA gymnastics and Michigan State University sports doctor. Who was convicted of sexually abusing more than 150. Women and girls. Seems like this is going to be a no brainer it's gonna pass although there were three people were standing there are three people of today after that's all right thank you.

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