SB 0577 Definition of Child Abuse
LR Number:S2264.01I Fiscal Note:2264-01
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:01/10/96 - Hearing Conducted S Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committ
Effective Date:August 28, 1996
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SB 577 - This act changes the definition of child abuse. Current law defines abuse as any physical injury, sexual abuse, or emotional abuse inflicted on a child other than by accidental means and not including spanking when administered in a reasonable manner. This act would change the definition of abuse to a conviction of a specified crime or an attempt to commit a specified crime. This definition determines which individuals are placed on the Central Registry of child abusers with the Division of Family Services.

This act also allows an individual other than a custodian to be placed on the Central Registry if that person commits or attempts to commit one of the specified crimes listed in Section 210.110, RSMo.