The toughest missing children legislation ever enacted in Ohio as introduced by the then Senator Lee Fisher: Senate Bill 321
New York amended the Education Law to require all schools, grades K-8 to implement specific instructions designed to prevent the Abduction and abuse of children. New York State Senate, June 28, 1994
California passed a Bill requiring the State Department of Education to identify and distribute information about programs and curricula that train children to equip themselves with the skills and self esteem necessary to recognize and prevent child endangerment such as kidnappings, abuse and neglect. California Bill No. AB 1802, August 2, 1995
New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Tennessee have Bills on the floor requiring kidnappings and abuve prevention education to be taught in their public school systems.
The U.S. Dept. of Justice is helping New Jersey defend a state law, called "Megan's Law" requiring officials to notify a neighborhood when a child molester or other sex offender is released from prison and takes up residence in a community. Ohio also has the same type of law. UPI Wire Service, Washington, DC March, 1995
On May 17, 1996, President Clinton signed the federal "Megan's Law," a measure that would require states to release information about child sex abusers. Public Law No. 104-145
President Clinton signed the Pam Lynchner Sexual Offender Tracking and Identification Act of 1996. October 3, 1996, Bill S 1675
STATE OF OHIO, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, COLUMBUS, "PROCLAMATIONS"
Whereas, the family is the basic unit of society, and
Whereas, the problems of runaway children, missing children, estranged children, and missing husbands and wives seriously affect families in our state, and should be a concern to all Ohioans; and
Whereas, the loss of a child, spouse or parent leaves a void that can never be replaced; and
Whereas, each year, up to 2 million people disappear causing emotional turmoil for their families as well as years of questioning; and
Whereas, May 25, 1984 has been set aside as Missing Children's Day, and several organizations working to solve disappearances have designated the time between Mother's Day - May 13, and Father's Day --June 17, as Family Reunion Month; and
Whereas, during this period, persons who have not had contact with their families during the preceeding year, will be encouraged to make contact with their families in some manner, whether by visit, telephone, letter or some other form of communication.
NOW THEREFORE, I RICHARD F. CELESTE, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF OHIO, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM THE MONTH OF MAY 13-JUNE 17 AS "FAMILY REUNION MONTH"
In the State of Ohio: In witness thereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused the Great Seal of the State of Ohio to be affixed at Columbus this 23rd day of March in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty-Four. Signed by the Governor.
And the 2nd Proclamation was that May 25th would be known as MISSING CHILDREN'S DAY and that both of these proclamations would be honored year after year by citizens of Ohio in conjunction with the one passed by the U.S. Congress. However, so far to date, these days have not been recognized by Ohio citizens or the government of Ohio.
The should be honored year after year by all families as it was meant to be when the Governor first proclaimed them both....think about it! !
All states should enact new laws relevant to child kidnappings and sexual molestation.
God help them all and bless all the children of the nation. Love them, cherish them, show them you care, give them a home, give them a hug.
For there is peace through strength.