HB1773 - LIABILITY FOR REPORTING CHILD ABUSE - May, Brian H.
HB1773 EXPANDS THE EXCEPTIONS FOR IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY FOR REPORTERS OF CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT.
Sponsor: May, Brian H. (108) Effective Date:00/00/00
CoSponsor: Ridgeway, Luann (35) LR Number:3874-01
Last Action: 03/11/98 - Referred: Rules, Joint Rules, Bills Perfected & Printed (H)
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HB 1773 -- LIABILITY FOR REPORTING CHILD ABUSE

CO-SPONSORS:  May (108), Ridgeway

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee
on Judiciary by a vote of 12 to 0.

This bill adds to the exception from civil or criminal immunity
for following state child abuse statutes a person or institution
that acts negligently or in conscious disregard of the rights of
others.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that this bill is necessary to
prevent government employees and mandated reporters from
receiving civil immunity when they act negligently in diagnosing
and reporting child abuse.  The bill encourages governmental
accountability and will serve to prevent negligent actions that
frequently destroy the lives of innocent parents.

Testifying for the bill were Representative Ridgeway; Brian
McCallister; and John Colborne.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Katharine Hickel, Legislative Analyst


INTRODUCED

HB 1773 -- Liability for Reporting Child Abuse

Co-Sponsors:  May (108), Ridgeway

This bill adds to the exception from civil or criminal immunity
for following state child abuse statutes a person or institution
that acts negligently or in conscious disregard of the rights of
others.


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