Greg Davis at Bill Signing for Clergy Sex Abuse Law

On Wednesday (May 8th), ALCAP President Greg Davis was honored to be present as Gov. Kay Ivey signed the Clergy Sex Abuse Bill into Law with the bill’s sponsors: State Rep. Leigh Hulsey and State Sen. Rodger Smitherman.

This law now makes it unlawful for clergy in a position of trust or authority over a person to commit certain sex acts with an individual under 19 years of age, or a protected person under 22 years of age. Currently, the age of consent is 16. This also brings the law for clergy equal to the law for public and private school teachers. We are thankful to Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter for his leadership on this issue.

For an update on the Legislative Session, listen to the podcast episode below. To hear Greg Davis speak specifically on the bill signing, skip to 21:30.