Status Summary

Executive action taken in the House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services on 1/26: Majority; do pass. Minority; do not pass Referred to Rules 2 Review on 1/30. On 2/13, passed on third reading by Rules Committee, passed; yeas, 98; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 0. First reading in the Senate on 2/16. Referred to Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections. HB2509 was heard in the Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections on 2/22 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections on 2/23. HSC - Majority; do pass. Minority; without recommendation Referred to Rules for second reading on 2/23. Placed on second reading by Rules on 2/27. It has not yet come up for a vote. No further action taken as of 3/8. The bill is dead. (updated 3/8)

Legislative Session

2018

Status

Died

Sponsor

Rep. Hayes

HB 2509 states that obstructing the duty of a mandatory reporter to make such report shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor.  Further the bill states that persons required to make reports of suspected child abuse or neglect who fails to make or cause to be made such a report, due to negligence, shall be guilty of an infraction which shall be served by a notice of infraction in accordance with infraction rules included in law by law enforcement officers or prosecuting attorneys with a monetary penalty of $250. 

Additionally, the bill requires that youth serving organizations with contracts with the state shall provide a signed acknowledgment of compliance with the mandatory reporter posting law identified in the bill.