VA HB1659 | 2019 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on December 1 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-12-01 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Child abuse and neglect; mandatory reporters. Adds to the list of persons who are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect ministers, priests, rabbis, imams, and duly accredited practitioners of any religious organization or denomination usually referred to as a church; however, the bill exempts such clergy members from the mandatory reporting requirement when the information supporting the suspicion of child abuse or neglect (i) is required by the doctrine of the religious organization or denomination to be kept confidential or (ii) would be subject to the exemptions set forth in §8.01-400 or 19.2-271.3 if offered as evidence in court.

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Title

Child abuse and neglect; mandatory reporters.

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2018-12-01HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2018-12-01HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100396D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
6321509(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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