HB 37 Child abuse and neglect; false reports.
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Child abuse and neglect. Provides that any person age 14 or older who makes a report which he knows to be false is guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor, unless it is his second conviction in which case it is a Class 2 misdemeanor. The subject of the records may have the records purged upon presenting proof of a conviction.

This bill is a recommendation of Health, Welfare and Institutions' Special Subcommittee Studying the Death of Valerie Smelser and the Joint Subcommittee Studying Child Protective Services in the Commonwealth (HJR 502). This bill is identical to SB 10.

Full text:
01/10/96  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/10/96 965736344  pdf
02/13/96  House: Printed as engrossed 965736344-E  pdf
03/08/96  House: Conference substitute printed 967026352-H1  pdf
03/20/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB37ER)  pdf
04/17/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0836)  pdf

House amendments
Conference amendments

01/10/96  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/10/96 965736344
01/10/96  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/96  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 3
02/12/96  House: Reported from C. J. with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
02/12/96  House: Read first time
02/12/96  House: Constitutional readings dispensed
02/13/96  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/96  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/13/96  House: Printed as engrossed 965736344-E
02/13/96  House: Passed House (Block Vote) (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/96  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/96  House: Communicated to Senate
02/15/96  Senate: Read first time
02/15/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/23/96  Senate: Reported from R. & S. S. w/amendments (15-Y 0-N)
02/26/96  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/26/96  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/96  Senate: Read third time
02/27/96  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/27/96  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/27/96  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/27/96  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/96  House: Placed on Calendar
02/29/96  House: Senate amendments rejected by House (3-Y 92-N)
02/29/96  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (3-Y 92-N)
03/04/96  Senate: Senate insisted on amendments (38-Y 0-N)
03/04/96  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
03/04/96  Senate: VOTE: INSIST & REQUEST (38-Y 0-N)
03/05/96  House: House acceded to request
03/05/96  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/05/96  House: Delegates: Melvin, Davies, Baker
03/06/96  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/96  Senate: Senators: Maxwell, Ticer, Newman
03/08/96  House: Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/08/96  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
03/08/96  Conference: Senate amendments rejected by conference committee
03/08/96  Conference: Sub. recommended by conference comm. 967026352-H1
03/08/96  House: Conference substitute printed 967026352-H1
03/08/96  Senate: Reading of conference report waived
03/08/96  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)
03/08/96  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT CONFERENCE REPORT (37-Y 0-N)
03/20/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB37ER)
03/25/96  House: Enrolled
03/26/96  House: Signed by Speaker
03/28/96  Senate: Signed by President
04/08/96  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 836 (effective 7/1/96)
04/17/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0836)