Status Summary

Executive action in the House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services on 1/26: Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Minority; do not pass. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 1/31 On 2/8, the bill was amended and passed on third reading; yeas, 98; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 0 The bill was referred to the Senate Human Services and Corrections committee. Exec action taken on 2/21; Majority passed with amendment(s). On 2/22, referred to Rules for second reading. Placed on second reading by Rules on 2/26. On 2/28, Rules committee amendment(s) adopted with no other amendments. Rules suspended and placed on third reading. Passed on third reading; yeas, 49; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 0. On 3/3, House concurred in Senate amendments. Final passage passed; yeas, 96; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 2. On 3/6 Speaker signed, and on 3/7, President signed. Delivered to Governor on 3/8. (updated 3/8)

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