Abuse or neglect of a child, suspected; reports to law enforcement. (SB332)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Suspected abuse or neglect of a child; reports to law enforcement. Requires the local department of social services to complete a written report on a form provided by the Board of Social Services for such purpose for each case in which a local law-enforcement agency is notified of a case of suspected child abuse or neglect. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102915D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/15/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB332)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB332)
01/24/2014Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (12-Y 0-N)
01/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/28/2014Passed by for the day
01/29/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/2014Referred from Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Read second time
02/20/2014Passed by for the day
02/21/2014Passed by for the day
02/24/2014Read third time
02/24/2014Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2014Amendments by Delegate Bell, R.B. agreed to
02/24/2014Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2014Passed House with amendments (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB332ER)
03/03/2014Signed by Speaker
03/03/2014Signed by President
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB332ER)
03/24/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 300 (effective 7/1/14)
03/24/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0300)


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.


spotter writes:

This is a common sense bill that should be enacted. It attempts to ensure that children who are victims of abuse and neglect do not slip through the cracks of the entrenched social services bureaucracy.