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February 17, 2005

Senate File 39: Child Protection Amendments

Sponsor:
Joint Judicial Interim Committee

Summary:
This is a large bill, but it makes one significant change. The change brings Wyoming into line with federal law regarding the conduct of social workers. Under this provision, the social worker would be required, at the time of initial contact, to tell the subject of the child abuse or neglect investigation the specific complaint or allegation made against them.

Status:

12/27/2004PREFILED
01/11/2005(S) Introduced and referred to Senate judiciary
02/01/2005Senate Judiciary recommended amend and do pass
02/03/2005(S) Amendments adopted
02/03/2005(S) Passed committee of the whole
02/04/2005(S) Passed 2nd reading
02/07/2005(S) Passed 3rd reading
02/09/2005(H) Introduced and referred to House Judiciary
02/15/2005(H) Passed House Judiciary
02/16/2005(H) Placed on general file
02/17/2005(H) Amendments adopted
02/17/2005(H) Passed Committee of the Whole

Action Requested:
None at this time.

HSLDA's Position:
Support. While it does not currently go as far as HSLDA would like, this bill implements an important new provision of federal law which requires Wyoming to inform parents of critical information at the beginning of a child abuse or neglect investigation.

 Other Resources

Feb-16-2005 — Wyoming--Calls Needed Now To Protect Parental Rights

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