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Jacob's Law could soon be headed to Dayton's desk

The House on Monday is set to vote on a bill that would assure that both parents are notified when a child is a victim of neglect or abuse. The Senate already passed the bill.
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The House on Monday is set to vote on a bill that would assure that both parents are notified when a child is a victim of neglect or abuse. The Senate already passed the bill.

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