H.B. No. 0008

Child abuse-reporting requirements.


Sponsored By:        Representative(s) Gingery


AN ACT relating to child protective services; amending the mandatory requirement to report child abuse and neglect; amending penalties for failure to report and for false reporting; providing a definition; and providing for an effective date.


11/28/2012  Bill Number Assigned

1/8/2013    H Received for Introduction

1/9/2013    H Introduced and Referred to H01

1/15/2013   H01 Recommended Amend and Do Pass



Ayes:  Representative(s) Connolly, Gingery, Halverson, Krone and Walters

Nays:  Representative(s) Baker, Kroeker, Miller and Watt

Ayes 5    Nays 4    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


1/15/2013   H Placed on General File



Page 1-line 4           After "reporting;" insert "providing a definition;".

Page 1-line 8           After "creating" delete "a".

Page 1-line 9           Delete "subsection (e)" insert "subsections (e) and (f)".

Page 1-line 14          After "Any" insert "mandated reporter or other"; delete all new language; reinsert all stricken language.

Page 1-lines 15 through 17    Delete all new language; reinsert all stricken language.

Page 2-lines 1 through 7            Delete all new language; reinsert all stricken language.

Page 2-line 17          Delete "person or agency" insert "mandated reporter".

Page 2-after line 21    Insert:

"(f)  As used in this section, "mandated reporter" means a person employed by an organization or public agency tasked with the care or protection of children, specifically:

(i)  Law enforcement;

(ii)  Child care providers;

(iii)  Child protection or other social services;

(iv)  Educational institutions; and

(v)  Healthcare providers.". GINGERY, CHAIRMAN


1/15/2013   H Passed CoW

1/16/2013   H Passed 2nd Reading

1/17/2013   H Passed 3rd Reading



Ayes:  Representative(s) Barlow, Blake, Blevins, Blikre, Brown, Burkhart, Byrd, Campbell, Cannady, Coleman, Connolly, Eklund, Esquibel, K., Filer, Freeman, Gingery, Goggles, Greear, Greene, Harshman, Harvey, Hunt, Kasperik, Kirkbride, Krone, Larsen, Lockhart, Loucks, Madden, Moniz, Nicholas, B., Northrup, Patton, Paxton, Petroff, Reeder, Semlek, Sommers, Stubson, Teeters, Throne, Wallis, Walters, Wilson, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv.

Nays:  Representative(s) Baker, Davison, Gay, Halverson, Hutchings, Jaggi, Kroeker, Lubnau, McKim, Miller, Piiparinen, Watt and Winters

Excused:  Representative(s) Berger

Ayes 46    Nays 13    Excused 1    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


1/18/2013   S Received for Introduction

1/28/2013   S Introduced and Referred to S01

2/6/2013    S01 Recommended Amend and Do Pass



Ayes:  Senator(s) Burns, Christensen, Esquibel, F., Hicks and Schiffer

Ayes 5    Nays 0    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


2/6/2013    S Placed on General File



Page 2-line 14          After "reporter" insert "during the performance of their duties".

Page 2-line 22          After "children" insert "during the performance of their duties".  SCHIFFER, CHAIRMAN


2/22/2013   S Failed CoW; Indef Postponed



Ayes:  Senator(s) Burns, Hastert, Nutting and Schiffer

Nays:  Senator(s) Anderson, JL S28, Bebout, Case, Coe, Cooper, Craft, Dockstader, Driskill, Emerich, Esquibel, F., Geis, Hicks, Hines, Landen, Meier, Nicholas, P., Perkins, Peterson, Ross, Rothfuss, Scott and Von Flatern

Excused:  Senator(s) Anderson, JD S02, Barnard, Christensen and Johnson

Ayes 4    Nays 22    Excused 4    Absent 0    Conflicts 0