Child abuse and neglect; mandatory reporting, penalties. (HB215)

Introduced By

Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Suspected child abuse and neglect; mandatory reporting; penalties.  Reduces the time allowed for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect by a mandated reporter from 72 hours to 24 hours and provides that failure to report is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor for the first failure and a Class 6 felony for a second or subsequent offense. Current law imposes a fine of not more than $500 for a first offense and not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 for a second or subsequent offense. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102033D
01/09/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB215)
01/11/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB215)
01/24/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB215)
02/01/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/14/2012Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB296.


Richard Martin writes:

At introduction, this bill is identical to House Bill 215.