PUBLIC SAFETY

Youth Concussion Law

Shake it off. That's what kids playing football and other contact sports are told every time they get hit. As a parent and coach of youth sports, I wanted to ensure there were protocols in place to protect our kids from life threatening concussions. Sports should be fun and life changing, not life threatening. 

Erie County Conversion Therapy Ban

This bill received national media attention when it was known as the Prevention of Emotional Neglect and Child Endangerment Bill (PENCE Bill). After Vice President Pence then went on to change his stance on conversion therapy and denounce the practice, I changed it's name. It's simple. Attempting to change a child's sexual orientation is child abuse. Every major medical and psychological association agrees. It's time we banned it in Erie County.