Too many Minnesota kids are being abused leading to life-long hurt. They need you to be their voice. Join Minnesotans in signing the petition calling on the Minnesota legislature to pass a Standing Up for Minnesota Kids Act and get tough on child predators.
Feel free to download petition form, print and gather more names of participants who want to stand with us. Thank you and return petition to CPL using the address on the form.
Protect Minnesota Kids Act Petition (PDF)
Note: In the legislative session 2019-2020, HF 4470 The Standing Up for Minnesota Kids Act was introduced; however, for the upcoming session if re-introduced, the bill would have a different number and possibly different name.
Please sign our Petition to MN Legislators in favor of a Protect Minnesota Kids Act to:
- Adopt the federal criminal code’s tougher sentencing for child predators with child sexual abuse imagery: receipt, distribution, and production all carry often serious mandatory prison time.
- Create a new crime of “Receipt,” with the same penalties as Dissemination, adopting the federal standard.
- Add “accessing with intent to view” to the crime of Possession, to close a potential loophole.
- Increases the allowable penalty for possession of child sexual abuse imagery when the victim is under the age of 12, adopting the standard from federal law.
Therefore: We the undersigned Minnesota voter supports the Protect Minnesota Kids Act to toughen penalties for child sexual abuse imagery and to increase law enforcement resources to combat child predators, especially those trading in child sexual abuse imagery.