Owners, administrators, and employees of youth recreation programs and other organizations serving children would be added to the list of those who must report suspected child abuse to authorities, under a bill the Minnesota House passed Monday afternoon on a vote of 130-to-3.   Representative Jim Nash from Waconia told fellow lawmakers he was physically abused by his father for 17 years and his mother — a nursing supervisor and mandatory reporter — knew about it. Nash says many of his coaches and day camp leaders later told him, they knew what was going on and had no way to help:

“There were a lot of nights that I would pray for someone to come and save me, and no one came… And I would ask for your unanimous vote on this so that other kids don’t have to go through what I went through.”