Michigan House panel passes Nassar legislation - WNEM TV 5

Michigan House panel passes Nassar legislation

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Legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal continues to advance in Michigan.

A state House committee approved the package Wednesday, a day before the full House plans to vote.

One bill would add athletic trainers, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to the list of professionals who must report suspected child abuse or neglect. Some senators are unhappy that paid coaches are not included, too.

Some of Nassar's victims have said they told a gymnastics coach and trainers at Michigan State University, where the former sports doctor worked, that he had molested them under the guise that it was treatment, but nothing was done.

Gov. Rick Snyder says he supports the bill package, which could win final approval next week. He calls the legislation "the best possible solution that has garnered bipartisan support."

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