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March 30, 2006

House Bill 21: Child Welfare Revisions

Author:
Representative Wayne Harper.

Summary:
This bill clarifies the definition of child abuse, specifically eliminating certain things, such as reasonable discipline and physical restraint of a child, from that definition. This bill also contains part of the language mandated by the federal CAPTA legislation, requiring social workers to be trained in the constitutional rights of parents.

Status:

12/16/2005Numbered
01/06/2006House/ Received from General Counsel
01/16/2006House/ Read 1st Time (Introduced)
01/16/2006House/ Read 2nd Time
01/17/2006House/ Read 3rd Time
01/17/2006House/ Passed 3rd Reading
01/17/2006Senate/ Received from House
01/20/2006Senate/ To Standing Senate Health and Human Services Committee
01/24/2006 Senate Health and Human Services Committee—Favorable Recommendation
02/01/2006Senate/ Pass 2nd
02/02/2006Senate/ Pass 3rd
02/02/2006Senate/ Signed by President to House
02/03/2006House/ Signed by Speaker, Sent for Enrolling
02/07/2006 Enroll Draft
03/07/2006Pass Review Forward for Enrolling
03/08/2006House/ Enrolled Bill to Printing
03/10/2006 Governor Signed Bill

Action Requested:
None at this time.

HSLDA's Position:
Support. This bill is a good step forward for parental rights.

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