House Bill 4493: Expands Mandatory Reporting Requirement

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Last Updated: February 11, 2014
House Bill 4493: Expands Mandatory Reporting Requirement
Sponsors:
Representative Kesto, Representative McCready, Representative Dillon, Representative LaVoy, Representative Bumstead, Representative Haines, Representative Crawford, Representative Johnson, Representative Callton, Representative VerHeulen, Representative Outman, Representative Daley, Representative Hooker, Representative McCann, Representative Yonker, Representative Schmidt, Representative Olumba, Representative Zemke and Representative Ananich
Summary:

House Bill 4493 expands the definition of mandatory reporter for potential child abuse or neglect to include employees of nonpublic schools and individuals who hold themselves out as members of the clergy. This expansion of the mandated reporter requirement is unnecessary as school administrators, counselors, teachers, and members of the clergy are already mandatory reporters. This bill creates the possibility of confusion for nonpublic and homeschools who do not have "employees."

HSLDA's Position:
Neutral.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:
3/21/2013 (House) Introduced and Referred to Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors
12/4/2013 (House) Reported from Committee and referred for second reading
1/30/2014 (House) Passed Second Reading
2/4/2014 (House) Passed House on Third Reading
2/5/2014 (Senate) Introduced in Senate and Referred to Committee on Families,
Seniors, & Human Services

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