Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.28.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.12.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.19.19; 1st substitute bill passed. Referred to Ways & Means on 2.21.19. (updated 3.1.19)

Legislative Session

2018

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Valdez

HB 2700, effective July 1, 2018, exempts the dissemination of recordings of a child’s voice and image when describing the highly sensitive details of abuse or neglect to protect the privacy of the child. The recordings of a child interview are exempt from disclosure under the public records act, except by court order upon a showing of goo cause and only with advance notice to the child’s guardian.

“Child forensic interview” is defined as a developmentally sensitive and legally sound method of gathering factual information regarding allegations of abuse or exposure to violence conducted by a trained professional. 

*Companion to SB 6387