Senate Bill 549: Makes False Reporting of Child Abuse a Misdemeanor

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Last Updated: November 30, 2012
Senate Bill 549: Makes False Reporting of Child Abuse a Misdemeanor
Sponsors:
Senators Wayne Fontana, Richard Kasunic, Christine Tartaglione, Patrick Browne, Jane Orie, Gene Yaw, John Rafferty, Jr., Lawrence Farnese, Jr., Shirley Kitchen, Kim Ward, Lisa Boscola, John Pippy, Anthony Williams, John Eichelberger, Daylin Leach, Bob Mensch, Patricia Vance, Michael Waugh, Jay Costa, Vincent Hughes, James Brewster, Timothy Solobay, LeAnna Washington, Stewart Greenleaf, Lisa Baker, Michael Stack, David Argall, John Yudichak, John Wozniak, John Blake, Richard Alloway II, Donald White, Andrew Dinniman, Jim Ferlo, Jeffrey Piccola, and Charles T. McIlhinney, Jr.
Summary:

Among other things, this bill would make it a misdemeanor for anyone to knowingly make a false report of child abuse.

HSLDA's Position:
Support.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

02/25/2011     (Senate)     Referred to Aging and Youth Committee
05/24/2011     (Senate)     Reported as committed
05/24/2011     (Senate)     First consideration
06/20/2011     (Senate)     Re-referred to Appropriations Committee
11/30/2012     (Senate)     Bill died when legislature adjourned

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