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HB 757: Mandatory Reports of Child Abuse

GENERAL BILL by Hood ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Campbell ; Edwards ; Van Zant

Mandatory Reports of Child Abuse; Provides that an officer or employee of law enforcement agency is not required to provide notice to DCF of reasonable cause to suspect child abuse by an adult other than parent, legal custodian, caregiver or other person responsible for child's welfare, when incident under investigation by law enforcement agency was reported to law enforcement by Central Abuse Hotline; provides that hotline is not required to electronically transfer calls & reports received pursuant to specified provisions to county sheriff's office if matter was initially reported to DCF by sheriff's office or another law enforcement agency; provides applicability.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 Senate - Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7129 (Ch. 2013-219)
Location: In committee/council (CF)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (AHS)
  4. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/13/2013 House • Filed
2/20/2013 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Healthy Families Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 79
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 79
3/8/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 03/12/13, 10:00 am, 404 HOB
3/12/2013 House • Favorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 228
• Now in Healthy Families Subcommittee -HJ 228
3/14/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Healthy Families Subcommittee, 03/18/13, 4:00 pm, 12 HOB
3/18/2013 House • Favorable by Healthy Families Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 278
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 278
3/26/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 03/28/13, 10:30 am, 404 HOB --Temporarily deferred
4/1/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/03/13, 8:30 am, 404 HOB
4/3/2013 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 414
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 414
4/15/2013 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/17/13
4/17/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 627
• Read 3rd time -HJ 627
• Passed; YEAS 118 NAYS 0 -HJ 627
4/18/2013 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 505
4/23/2013 Senate • Received -SJ 505
5/3/2013 Senate • Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7129 (Ch. 2013-219)