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December 8, 2006

Senate Bill 17: Forcing Pastors to Report Child Abuse

Author:
Senator Robert F. Spada (R), District 24.

Summary:
This bill forces pastors to report suspicions of child abuse or neglect by other pastors.

Status:

1/25/2005(S) Introduced, assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Justice Committee
3/16/2005(S) Senate committee recommends substitute; Vote 9-0
3/16/2005(S) Passed Senate; Vote 31-0
5/5/2005(H) Referred to House Judiciary
3/29/2006 (H) Passed House; Amended; Vote 77-18
3/29/2006(S) Senate Concurred in House Amendments; Vote 18-13
3/29/2006(H) House Committee Recommends
3/29/2006Concurrence
3/29/2006(H) Passed House
5/2/2006Signed by Governor; Effective 8/3/2006

HSLDA's Position:
Neutral. This bill has been significantly amended to address HSLDA’s concerns.

Action Requested:
None.

 Other Resources

Mar-15-2005 — Ohio--Calls Needed to Protect Pastors

Mar-10-2005 — Ohio--Calls Needed to Prevent Pastors from Becoming Agents of the State

Feb-04-2005 — Ohio--Calls Needed to Keep Pastors from Becoming Agents of the State

Bill Text

Bill History