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SB 7000: Reporting Abuse, Abandonment, and Neglect

GENERAL BILL by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs

Reporting Abuse, Abandonment, and Neglect; Relocating existing provisions relating to the central abuse hotline of the Department of Children and Families; revising when a person is required to report to the central abuse hotline; providing penalties for the failure to report known or suspected child abuse, abandonment, or neglect; providing responsibilities for child protective investigators relating to animal abuse and neglect; requiring the Education Practices Commission to suspend the educator certificate of certain personnel and administrators for failing to report known or suspected child abuse, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 2/19/2020 Senate - Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/14/2019 Senate • Submitted for consideration by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
• On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 10/22/19, 11:00 am, 301 Senate Building
10/22/2019 Senate • Submitted as Committee Bill and Reported Favorably by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0
• Filed
11/18/2019 Senate • Referred to Education; Rules -SJ 119
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 119
1/29/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 02/03/20, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/3/2020 Senate • Favorable by Education; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 229
• Now in Rules
2/14/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 02/19/20, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Building
2/19/2020 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -SJ 325
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading