HB 1237 Child abuse and neglect; mandatory reporting, penalties.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Mandatory reporting of child abuse; penalty.  Adds individuals who are 18 years of age or older and who are associated with or employed by any public organization responsible for the care, custody, or control of children to the list of individuals required to report suspected child abuse or neglect; reduces the time limit for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect by mandated reporters from 72 hours to 24 hours and increases the penalty for a second or subsequent failure to report from not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 to a fine of not less than $1,000; provides that, in cases evidencing acts of rape, sodomy, or object sexual penetration, a person who knowingly and intentionally fails to make the required report shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor; and provides that no mandatory reporter shall be required to make a report if the person has actual knowledge that the same matter has already been reported to the local department or the Department's toll-free child abuse and neglect hotline.

Full text:
01/20/12  House: Presented and ordered printed 12103330D  pdf | impact statements
02/02/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12104891D-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/07/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1237ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/09/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0728)  pdf

Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

01/20/12  House: Presented and ordered printed 12103330D
01/20/12  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/24/12  House: Assigned HWI sub: #2
01/31/12  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
02/02/12  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/02/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12104891D-H1
02/03/12  House: Read first time
02/06/12  House: Read second time
02/06/12  House: Committee substitute agreed to 12104891D-H1
02/06/12  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1237H1
02/07/12  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/07/12  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/12  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/17/12  Senate: Assigned Rehab sub: Social Services
02/24/12  Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (11-Y 1-N)
02/27/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N)
02/28/12  Senate: Read third time
02/28/12  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/28/12  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/28/12  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/28/12  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (38-Y 2-N)
02/29/12  House: Placed on Calendar
03/01/12  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/01/12  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/12  House: Enrolled
03/07/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1237ER)
03/07/12  House: Signed by Speaker
03/08/12  Senate: Signed by President
04/09/12  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 728 (effective 7/1/12)
04/09/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0728)