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Child Sex Crime Law Strengthened

Item: After years of trying, advocates pass law extending statute of limitations in child sex crimes…/Rich Roesler, Eye On Olympia

DFO: Put your hands together for HBO newby Beth Bollinger, a Spokane attorney who pushed tirelessly for the passage of this bill. Writes Rich Roesler: "In February, Bollinger went to Olympia to testify on behalf of the change. Abuse victims feel shame and isolation, she and other advocates told the Senate Judiciary Committee, and even 28 is a pretty early age for someone to step forward and reveal past abuse." Beth writes about her experience here.

Question: Have you ever testified in front of a legislative committee or lobbied for a change in the law? Can you describe your experience?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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