Child abuse or neglect; reduces mandatory time limit for reporting, requirements of certain persons. (HB74)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mandatory report of suspected child abuse; time limit.  Reduces the time limit for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect by mandated reporters from 72 hours to 24 hours. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/21/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100740D
12/21/2011Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/13/2012Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/13/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB74)
01/16/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 1-N)
01/17/2012Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2012Committee substitute printed 12104326D-H1
01/18/2012Read first time
01/19/2012Read second time
01/19/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104326D-H1
01/19/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB74H1
01/20/2012Read third time and passed House (96-Y 0-N)
01/20/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2012Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB74H1)
02/17/2012Assigned Rehab sub: Social Services
02/24/2012Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Read third time
02/28/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/28/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/28/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/28/2012Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Placed on Calendar
03/01/2012Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/01/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB74ER)
03/07/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB74ER)
03/08/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 1-N)
04/18/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2012Reenrolled bill text (HB74ER2)
04/18/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 740 (effective 7/1/12)
04/18/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0740)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.