2012 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law
Sponsored By:
Delegates Impallaria, Bates, Boteler, Cluster, DeBoy, Elliott, Glass, James, McComas, McDonough, Minnick, Norman, and O'Donnell
Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to Report - Penalties


Establishing that specified persons who are required to provide notice or make a report of suspected child abuse or neglect, while acting in their professional capacities, may not knowingly fail to give the notice or make the report; establishing that any other person, under specified circumstances, who has reason to believe a child has been subjected to child abuse or neglect is required to make a specified report; establishing a misdemeanor for knowingly failing to report child abuse or neglect; and establishing penalties.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Rick Impallaria, District 7
Delegate Gail H. Bates, District 9A
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate John W. E. Cluster, Jr., District 8
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate Glen Glass, District 34A
Delegate Mary-Dulany James, District 34A
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Joseph J. Minnick, District 6
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, Jr., District 35A
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Child Abuse and Neglect
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Social Workers

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Family Law
( 5-704 , 5-705 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :