AMBLER Gov. Corbett visited the Ambler Area YMCA on Tuesday to sign four bills aimed at protecting children from abuse.
Corbett was joined by several area legislators as well as doctors, law enforcement authorities, youth coaches, and attorneys, all of whom are now subject to "mandatory reporting" requirements.
Senate Bill 21 clarifies who is a mandatory reporter and sets a 48-hour deadline for them to refer suspected abuse to the Department of Public Welfare.
House Bill 436 increases penalties for those who are required to report suspected abuse but fail to do so, making it up to a second degree felony.