SB 845 - This act modifies the membership of the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children to remove members of the General Assembly; add the directors of Children's Division, the Department of Mental Health, and the Children's Trust Fund Board; remove two teachers and add a school principal and a school counselor; and remove the at-large member. Additionally, the act requires the director of the Department of Social Services to appoint all members currently appointed by the Governor.
The act directs the task force to focus on the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. The Department of Social Services, beginning January 1, 2019, shall work with the task force to make yearly reports to the General Assembly. Finally, the task force may adopt and submit to the Commissioner of Education and the State Board of Education policy recommendations addressing sexual abuse of children as specified in the act.
This act is identical to provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 843 (2018).