2008 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 965
Sponsored By:
Senators Kelley, Conway, Currie, Della, Exum, Forehand, Gladden, Jacobs, Jones, Lenett, Middleton, and Stone
Child Abuse and Neglect - Additional Professions and Failure to Report - Penalty


Expanding the list of individuals who are specifically required to notify the appropriate authorities in a specified manner if the individual, acting in a professional capacity in the State, has reason to believe a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect; making it a misdemeanor, subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000, for specified health practitioners, police officers, educators, medical examiners, parole and probation agents, and human service workers to knowingly fail to provide a specified notice; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 2/7 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
Favorable with Amendments
Laid Over (Senator Zirkin) Adopted
Favorable with Amendments
Committee Amendment Adopted
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted (42-4)
Floor Amendment (Senator Zirkin) Rejected (11-36)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (35-10)
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/27 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

Sponsored by:

Senator Delores G. Kelley, District 10
Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Senator Ulysses Currie, District 25
Senator George W. Della, Jr., District 46
Senator Nathaniel Exum, District 24
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, District 41
Senator Nancy Jacobs, District 34
Senator Verna L. Jones, District 44
Senator Mike Lenett, District 19
Senator Thomas M. Middleton, District 28
Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr., District 6

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Child Abuse and Neglect
Computers -see also- Electronic Commerce; Electronic Govmnt.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death.
Medical Examiners
Parole and Probation

Bill affects the following Statute:

Family Law
( 5-704 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 438470/01     Offered on: February 20, 2008   at: 10:36 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 973425/01     Offered on: February 20, 2008   at: 10:56 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
February 20, 2008: Favorable with Amendments Adopted (42-4)
February 20, 2008: Floor Amendment (Zirkin) {973425/1 Rejected (11-36)
February 22, 2008: Third Reading Passed (35-10)