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This bill would make all persons, regardless of age, mandatory reporters of child abuse or neglect.
This bill is well-intended, but it is much too broad. Young children should not be responsible for making a determination of whether abuse or neglect has occurred and then reporting it to authorities. Any expansion of the reporting requirements should be limited to persons who are adults. This bill should be opposed in its current form.
Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments. Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee. See "Bill History" link below.
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