Atlanta, GA - Yesterday State Representative Ed Setzler (R - Acworth) introduced House Bill 911, a bill to strengthen penalties for offenses of sexual misconduct by a foster parent. The bill is co-sponsored by State Representatives Jodi Lott (R - Evans), Chuck Martin (R - Alpharetta), Michael Caldwell (R - Woodstock), and Matt Dollar (R - Marietta).

“I want to thank State Representatives Setzler, Lott, Martin, Caldwell, and Dollar for their partnership in supporting this legislation to keep our children safe and bring an end to human trafficking in Georgia," said First Lady Marty Kemp. "This legislation closes a dangerous loophole and prohibits foster parents from engaging in improper sexual behavior with children in their care. Moving forward, we will continue to devote our efforts to protecting the most vulnerable in our state from sexual misconduct."

“I am proud to partner with our First Lady and my colleagues in the State House to champion this important legislation," said State Representative Ed Setzler. "Working together, we will ensure that no child is placed in harm's way and set Georgia's foster care system on a better, safer path in the years to come.”

For more information on House Bill 911, click HERE.

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