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State Representative Bernadine Kennedy Kent’s House Bill 137 that passed through the House unanimously and the amended version passed through the Senate 78 to two, now heads to the desk of Governor John Kasich for his signature.  Ohio’s children will now have an added layer of protection, and Ohio will now join the rest of the nation’s states in making peace officers mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect.