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July 18, 2005

House Bill 618 (LD 867): An Act Regarding Child Protection Proceedings

Sponsor:
Representative Deborah Pelletier-Simpson

Summary: This bill would have made the information contained in Child Protective Services records confidential. While Child Protective Service records are already confidential, this bill would have made the information and facts in those records confidential, thus prohibiting parents from discussing anything relating to an investigation. The bill was amended to allow use of the department records or information for the purposes for which the information was disseminated, and further dissemination as otherwise allowed by law.This bill would have made the information contained in Child Protective Services records confidential. While Child Protective Service records are already confidential, this bill would have made the information and facts in those records confidential, thus prohibiting parents from discussing anything relating to an investigation. The bill was amended to allow use of the department records or information for the purposes for which the information was disseminated, and further dissemination as otherwise allowed by law.

Status:

02/16/2005(House): Introduced, referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
02/22/2005(Senate): Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. Bill is in concurrence.
03/17/2005Joint Judiciary Committee Hearing: 1:00 PM, Room 438, State House.
4/28/2005Joint Judiciary Committee Work session, Room 438 State House.
5/31/2005(House): Bill amended by Committee amendment A. Bill was amended to address our concerns. Bill passed by House.
5/31/2005(Senate): Amendment A read and adopted.
6/2/2005(House): Passed to be enacted, sent for concurrence.
6/2/2005(Senate): Passed to be enacted. In concurrence.
6/7/2005Bill signed into law.

HSLDA's Position:
No longer oppose.

Action Requested:
No more action is necessary.

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