2012 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 63
Sponsored By:
Delegates McComas, Afzali, Bates, Cluster, DeBoy, Eckardt, Elliott, Frank, Frick, George, Glass, Glenn, Haddaway-Riccio, Howard, Jameson, A. Kelly, Kipke, Krebs, Love, McDermott, McDonough, A. Miller, Nathan-Pulliam, Norman, B. Robinson, Sophocleus, Stocksdale, and Washington
Child Abuse and Neglect - Failure to Provide Notice or Report - Civil Liability and Criminal Penalty


Adding medical examiners and parole or probation agents to the list of individuals required to notify the appropriate authorities and make a report 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 for specified professionals to knowingly fail to provide a notice or make a report of suspected child abuse under specified circumstances; providing that specified professionals may be held civilly liable for specified damages; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Kathy Afzali, District 4A
Delegate Gail H. Bates, District 9A
Delegate John W. E. Cluster, Jr., District 8
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Glen Glass, District 34A
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, District 37B
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Sally Jameson, District 28
Delegate Ariana B. Kelly, District 16
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Mary Ann E. Love, District 32
Delegate Michael A. McDermott, District 38B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Aruna Miller, District 15
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, Jr., District 35A
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Theodore Sophocleus, District 32
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A
Delegate Mary L. Washington, District 43

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Child Abuse and Neglect
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death.
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Medical Examiners
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Parole and Probation
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Social Workers

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 5-620 )
Family Law
( 5-704 , 5-708 )


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