肯塔基州众议院防止虐待和剥削儿童工作组目前正在考虑几项不同的提案，其中一项可能要求对营地人员进行背景调查。根据位于路易斯维尔的肯塔基州新闻台 WLKY 的报道，该工作组于 10 月 25日星期二上午集合，听取州官员的建议。
要求对所有在青年服务营地工作或做志愿者的人进行背景调查的提议只是Beshear演讲的开始。司法部长希望制定一项“全面”的计划来保护儿童。根据提交给防止虐待和剥削儿童工作组的统计数据，仅 2015 年就有 73,102 名儿童“参与了虐待和忽视儿童的报告”。Beshear认为他的提议可以帮助减少这个数字。
工作组表示将讨论和研究提出的每一个想法。另一次会议定于 11 月下旬举行，届时工作组成员可能表示有兴趣将其中一些提案转化为实际立法。
th to hear proposals from state officials.
Attorney General Andy Beshear proposed legislative changes at the meeting, all with the stated goal of improving child safety and welfare in Kentucky. Prominent among these was a proposal to change Kentucky's current law regarding youth-serving camps that operate in the state. Under the current law, camp employees and counselors are not required to undergo background checks. Beshear wants background checks for all camp employees.
To support his proposal, Beshear pointed to studies that suggest one-third of people who seek positions at summer camps have a red flag on their background checks that might disqualify them from working with children. Beshear argued that, if this statistic holds true in Kentucky, a huge number of camp counselors or staff members could pose a danger to the kids they are in charge of supervising. "We don't even check," he concluded. "It's not required."
The proposal to require background checks for all people who work or volunteer at youth-serving camps was just the start of Beshear's presentation. The Attorney General wants a "comprehensive" plan in place to protect kids. According to statistics presented to the Task Force on Child Abuse and Exploitation Prevention, 73,102 children were "involved in reports of child abuse and neglect" in 2015 alone. Beshear believes his proposals could help to cut down on that number.
In addition to the camp background check plan, Beshear pitched the following ideas to the task force:
1. Create a registry through which schools and parents can run background checks on prospective teachers or childcare providers.
2. Make it illegal for registered sex offenders to be on the premises of public playgrounds.
3. Put people convicted of promoting human trafficking on the registered sex offender list.
4. Require all public schools to post and prominently display the human trafficking hotline number.
5. Require all public schools to implement "age-appropriate" education about human trafficking and sexual abuse.
The task force said that it would discuss and research each of the ideas presented. Another meeting is scheduled for late November, at which point task force members might express their interest in turning some of these proposals into actual legislation.