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SB 238: Child Welfare


Child Welfare; Specifying that certain communication between a member of the clergy and a certain person is not exempt from child abuse reporting requirements; deleting an exemption for privileged communications to clergy relating to child abuse, abandonment, or neglect, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    9/9/2019 Senate • Filed
    9/19/2019 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 21
    1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 21
    3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs

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  • SB 238, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 9/9/2019 at 2:08 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    39.204 Abrogation of privileged communications in cases involving child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Page 1 (pdf)

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