Child abuse and neglect; mandatory reporters. (SB1257)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Child abuse and neglect; mandatory reporters. Adds to the list of persons who are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect ministers, priests, rabbis, imams, and duly accredited practitioners of any religious organization or denomination usually referred to as a church; however, the bill exempts such clergy members from the mandatory reporting requirement when the information supporting the suspicion of child abuse or neglect (i) is required by the doctrine of the religious organization or denomination to be kept confidential or (ii) would be subject to the exemptions set forth in § 8.01-400 or 19.2-271.3 if offered as evidence in court. Amends § 63.2-1509, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/17/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee

History

DateAction
01/05/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100850D
01/05/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/17/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1257)
01/17/2019Assigned Rehab sub: Subcommittee #2

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1721.

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