Working to transform the child welfare system.

HB 2033: Concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect

Modifies the current offense related to mandatory reporters that do not report after an incident to require that a person “knowingly” fails to cause such a report to be guilty of that offense, and reduces the offense from a gross misdemeanor to a misdemeanor.

A new gross misdemeanor offense is created for situations when a mandatory reporter knowingly obstructs their duty to report.

A class 1 civil infraction is created for when mandatory reporters fail to make a report due to negligence.

State contracts with youth-serving organizations must include a requirement that they provide a signed acknowledgement of the organization’s compliance with the mandatory reporting posting law.