SB 113 Modifies provisions of mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse
Sponsor: Schmitt
LR Number: 0795S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 1/30/2013 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2013

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SB 113 - This act changes the law on mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect. Current law mandates that certain professional workers, such as physicians, nurses, principals or schools officials or other persons with responsibility for the care of children shall immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Children's Division of the Department of Social Services regarding suspected child abuse. This act provides that in addition to those persons, any person eighteen years of age or older who observes a child being subjected to sexual abuse shall immediately report the abuse to the division or to any law enforcement agency.

This act is identical to SS/SCS/SB 457 (2012).

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