Lawmakers Wants To Ban Non-Disclosure Agreements

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An Arizona lawmaker wants to stop sexual predators from buying silence from their victims. 

Republican Representative Maria Syms from Paradise Valley is proposing a bill that would make it illegal for an accused sexual predator to settle out of court on the condition that the alleged victim stay quiet. 

Syms calls non-disclosure agreements a sexual predator loophole.  She says the agreements harm the public, because they clear the road for future victims to be assaulted.   

She tells the Capital Times that America is at a historic moment in our national dialog with respect to sexual harassment, sexual assault and these confidentiality agreements.

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