2012 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 1067
Sponsored By:
Senators Kelley, Astle, Colburn, Conway, DeGrange, Forehand, Klausmeier, Manno, Mathias, McFadden, Middleton, Pinsky, Pugh, Robey, Stone, Young, Brochin, Jacobs, Ramirez, Raskin, Shank, and Jones-Rodwell
Child Abuse and Neglect - Notice and Reporting Requirements, Disclosure, and Task Force


Expanding immunity from civil liability or criminal penalty to a person who provides or participates in providing notice of child abuse or neglect to the appropriate authorities; requiring the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to send an autopsy report to specified officials if the office finds a death investigated by the office was caused by or related to child abuse or neglect; making it a misdemeanor for a specified person to knowingly and willfully fail to make a specified report of abuse under specified circumstances; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 2/8 at 1:00 p.m.

Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
Favorable with Amendments {238071/3 Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (44-3)
House Action
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations

Sponsored by:

Senator Delores G. Kelley, District 10
Senator John C. Astle, District 30
Senator James Brochin, District 42
Senator Richard F. Colburn, District 37
Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Senator James E. DeGrange, Sr., District 32
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Nancy Jacobs, District 34
Senator Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, District 44
Senator Katherine Klausmeier, District 8
Senator Roger P. Manno, District 19
Senator James N. Mathias, Jr., District 38
Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, District 45
Senator Thomas M. Middleton, District 28
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator James N. Robey, District 13
Senator Christopher B. Shank, District 2
Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr., District 6
Senator Ronald N. Young, District 3

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Child Abuse and Neglect
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death.
Education -see also- Driver Ed; Higher Ed; Special Ed; etc
Education, State Department of
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Job Training
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
Public Employees -see also- State Employees
Public Schools
Sexual Offenses
Social Workers
State Universities and Colleges
Volunteers -see also- Maryland Service Corps

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 5-620 )
Criminal Law
( 3-602.2 )
Family Law
( 5-704 , 5-705.2 , 5-708 )
Human Services
( 1-202 , 1-202 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Number: 238071/03     Offered on: April 6, 2012   at: 11:46 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Judicial Proceedings
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
April 1, 2012: Third Reading Passed (44-3)