'Kirk's Law' goes into effect July 1

On July 1, 2016, the law inspired by the death of 19-month-old Kirk Coleman became law. 'Kirk's Law' requires the state to create a registry of people convicted of a 'crime of child abuse.'

His caretaker is facing a battery charge related to his death.

Governor Mike Pence ceremonially signed 'Kirk's Law' in Goshen in April.

Senate Enrolled Act 357 requires the creation of a publicly searchable registry of people convicted of a crime of child abuse.

The database must be up and running by July 1, 2017.

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