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State Status/Date Level Summary
CASigned into law 07/2014P-12Acknowledgement of Child Abuse Reporting Duties in Teacher Credential Application
A.B. 2560
From bill summary: Requires the commission on teacher credentialing, as part of its standards and procedures for the issuance or renewal of teaching or services credentials, to require an initial or renewal applicant who submits an application for his/her cred...

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RISigned into law 07/2014P-12Courses of Study to Prevent Child Exploitation, Abduction and Abuse
H.B. 7292. S.B. 2058
Provides for comprehensive program to provide age-appropriate course of study for pupils in grades K-8 to prevent child abduction, child sexual exploitation, and abuse.
http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText14/HouseText14/H7292.pdf...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Instruction on Child Assault Awareness and Prevention
H.B. 733
Requires the governing authority of each public K-12 school to provide age- and grade-appropriate classroom instruction to all students on child assault awareness and prevention. Limits such instruction to education on what constitutes abuse or an assault, and...

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NHSigned into law 06/2014P-12Commission to Study Sexual Abuse Prevention
S.B. 348
Creates a commission to study sexual abuse prevention education in elementary and secondary schools and defines membership. Requires the commission to study practices and legislation on the subject in other jurisdictions, identify evidence-based curricula, mak...

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SCSigned into law 06/2014P-12Reporting Child Abuse
H.B. 3124
Prohibits employers from dismissing, demoting, suspending or disciplining employees who are required to report child abuse and neglect and provides a process for employees to bring a civil lawsuit against employers who have done so.
http://www.scstatehouse.gov...

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OKSigned into law 05/2014P-12Training Programs on Child Abuse
S.B. 1793
Allows the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth to provide training programs regarding child abuse and multi-disciplinary teams that were previously administered by the Child Abuse Training and Coordination Council, which was abolished by HB 1467 in 2013....

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MSSigned into law 04/2014P-12Remove State Dept. of Education from Certain State Personnel Board Procedures
H.B. 454
Sections 1 through 7. Provides that employees of the State Department of Education will be classified as "nonstate service" and that the rules and regulations of the State Personnel Board will not apply for a two-year period beginning July 1, 2014.

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PASigned into law 04/2014P-12Child Abuse Reporting
S.B. 21
An Act amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in provisions and responsibilities for reporting suspected child abuse, further providing for definitions, for persons required to report suspected child abuse, for person...

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TNSigned into law 04/2014P-12Child Sexual Abuse
S.B. 2421
Urges the departments of education and children's services to work together to enhance or adapt curriculum materials that focus on child sexual abuse, including such abuse which may occur in the child's home.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/SB2421.pdf...

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MEVetoed 03/2014P-12Protection from Abuse and Neglect
L.D. 1685/H.P. 1208
Makes changes to the laws on abuse and neglect including: DHHS, in the case of an abuse and neglect investigation involving an allegation of abuse and neglect outside of the home of the child, must investigate whether a licensing violation has occurred. Requir...

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NMSigned into law 03/2014P-12Child Sexual Abuse Detection Training and Reporting
H.B. 92
Requires all licensed school personnel to complete training to detect and report sexual abuse and assault within the first year of their employment. Require the Public Education Department (PED) to coordinate with school district staff, as well as staff at the...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013P-12Child Abuse Reporting by School Personnel
H.B. 2245
Provides that within one year of initial employment and at least every 5 years thereafter, school personnel required by statute to report child abuse must complete mandated reporter training by a provider or agency with expertise in recognizing and reporting c...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013P-12Health Education and Teen Dating Violence Policies
H.B. 3379
Provides that basic first aid (including, but not limited to, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver), heart disease, diabetes, stroke, the prevention of child abuse, neglect, and suicide, and teen dating violence may be included in grades 7-1...

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ORSigned into law 06/2013P-12Private School Disciplinary Procedures
S.B. 821
Outlines how school employees may be disciplined or terminated and procedures that can be taken regarding suspected child abuse or sexual conduct.
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2013R1/Measures/Text/SB821/Enrolled...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12
Postsec.
Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Sexual Abuse
S.B. 939
Requires provisions on reporting child abuse to extend to charter schools, and to include reports of child neglect. Clarifies that the TEA policy require districts and charter schools to require each employee to report child abuse or neglect in the manner requ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2013P-12
Postsec.
Child Abuse Reporting
S.B. 1720 - Child Abuse Reporting
Directs the state board, commission for independent education, and board of governors to adopt rules to implement statutory provisions regarding penalties for failure to report child abuse, abandonment or neglect. Page 6 of 56: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Se...

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ALSigned into law 05/2013P-12
Postsec.
Reports of Child Abuse or Neglect
H.B. 301
Adds public and private K-12 employees and employees of public and private postsecondary institutions required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect (previously school teachers and officials were the only education employees required to report). ...

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WASigned into law 04/2013P-12Training for School Employees in the Prevention of Sexual Abuse
S.B. 5563
Revises and expands upon existing law to help teachers recognize commercial sexual abuse and exploitation of a minor. Expands upon list of groups that will need to update existing materials that inform parents on how to prevent a child from being sex trafficke...

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VASigned into law 03/2013P-12Child abuse investigations
H.B. 2193
Expands the class of individuals whom a local department of social services must report to a local school board upon determination that a complaint alleging that such individual has committed child abuse or neglect is a founded complaint from any full-time, pa...

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MISigned into law 12/2012P-12Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children
S.B. 1112
Creates the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children. Specified membership requirements.Specified responsibilities of Task Force which include gathering information, creating goals for state policy, and creating recommendations and guidelines. ...

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MISigned into law 12/2012P-12Schoo policy Addressing Sexual Abuse of Children
S.B. 1113
Permits a school districts, intermediate school district or board of directors to adopt and implement a policy addressing sexual abuse of children. If a board or board of directors adopts and implements a policy, the policy must be substantially consistent wit...

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CASigned into law 08/2012P-12Heritage Schools
S.B. 1137
From bill summary: Requires each heritage school's electronic registration form filed with the superintendent of public instruction to include the address, including city and street, of the location at which the heritage school delivers services to pupils. Req...

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CASigned into law 08/2012P-12Child Sexual Abuse Curriculum
S.C.R. 73
Encourages districts to include age-appropriate instruction related to child sexual abuse in their curriculum to help pupils understand the difference between appropriate and inappropriate conduct in situations where child sexual abuse could occur, and to prov...

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TXAdopted 07/2012P-12
Postsec.
Campus Programs for Minors
25 TAC 265.401, 402, 403, 404, 405
From Texas Register: Establishes requirements regarding sexual abuse and child molestation training and examination for employees of certain programs for minors operated by or held on campuses of institutions of higher education or private or independent insti...

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MOSigned into law 07/2012P-12Child Abuse
S.B. 599-Child Abuse
Under current law, if a school receives a report of child abuse arising from school personnel following the district's policy on spanking or the use of reasonable force to protect persons or property, the school superintendent or school board president must se...

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VTSigned into law 05/2012P-12Abuse Reporting
S.B. 113 - Section on Reporting Abuse
Includes the governing body of each approved or recognized independent school in the requirement to provide comprehensive health education and staff training, etc. on child abuse or sexual abuse. Requires consideration and presentation of recommendations to th...

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IDIssued 05/2012P-12Task Force for Children at Risk of Abuse
2012 Idaho Executive Order 12-03
Orders the continuance of the Governor's Task Force on Children at Risk (Task Force). The Task Force is responsible for reviewing and developing programs, as well as facilitating local jurisdictions to operate programs designed to improve:
a. The handling of ...

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GASigned into law 05/2012P-12
Postsec.
Child Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse
H.B. 1176
Existing law includes child service organization personnel among those who must report suspected child abuse. New provision defines "child service organization personnel" as employees or volunteers at any public, private, for profit, not for profit, or volunta...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12
Postsec.
Child Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse
H.B. 1355
Revises language concerning child abuse reporting. Requires any person with knowledge or reasonable suspicion of child abuse by person other than parent or caregiver to report such knowledge/suspicion. Requires similar reporting of knowledge or suspicion of ch...

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VASigned into law 04/2012P-12Child Abuse and Neglect; Mandatory Reporting, Penalties
S.B. 239
Adds individuals associated with or employed by any public organization responsible for the care, custody, or control of children and any person employed by a public or private institution of higher education to the list of individuals required to report suspe...

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VASigned into law 04/2012Postsec.Child Abuse and Neglect; Mandatory Reporting
H.B. 970
Adds any person employed by a public or private institution of higher education to the list of individuals required to report suspected abuse or neglect of a child.
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+ful+HB970ER+pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2012P-12List of Persons Required to Report Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect
H.B. 3
Adds athletic coaches, directors, employees, and volunteers of private sports organizations and teams and administrators, employees, and volunteers of public or private day camps, youth centers, and youth recreation programs to the list of persons required to ...

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INSigned into law 03/2012P-12Education Concerning Child Abuse
S.B. 267
Requires the department of education, in collaboration with the department of child services and organizations that have expertise in child abuse, including child sexual abuse, to identify or develop model education materials, response policies, and reporting ...

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ORSigned into law 02/2012P-12Child Abuse
H.B. 4016
Expands definition of a public/private official for purposes of reporting abuse or sexual abuse to include an employee of a higher education institution and a coach, assistant coach or trainer of an amateur, semiprofessional or professional athlete, if compens...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
H.B. 2093
Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Extends the list of persons required to report child abuse or neglect to include any physician, physician's assistant, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, medical technician, certified nursing assist...

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MOSigned into law 07/2011P-12Child Protective Service
S.B. 54
Grants the Office of the Child Advocate the authority to file any findings or reports of the Child Advocate regarding the parent or child with the court and to issue recommendations regarding the disposition of an investigation, which may be provided to the co...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Expands Required Reporting of Child Abuse of Neglect
H.B. 5431
Expands the state's "mandated reporter" law, which generally requires specified professionals to report to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) or local law enforcement when they suspect that children have been abused or neglected. Requires DCF, in co...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Sexual Abuse and Maltreatment of Children
S.B. 471
Requires district improvement plans to include provisions for the policy under Section 38.0041 addressing sexual abuse and other maltreatment of children. Makes existing provision requiring districts to adopt and implement policies addressing sexual abuse of c...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Training on Sexual Abuse and Child Molestation for Staff at Postsecondary Programs for Minors
S.B. 1414
Defines "campus program for minors" as a program operated by or on the campus of a public or private/independent institution of higher education that is not a day camp, and offers recreational, athletic, religious or educational activities for at least 20 camp...

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ARSigned into law 04/2011P-12Monitoring Changes in Child Abuse Laws
S.B. 323
Requires districts to update school policies when a law regarding child abuse is amended or added to the Arkansas code. Requires board of directors of each district and the superintendent of the district to review the Acts of the General Assembly for that sess...

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ARSigned into law 04/2011P-12Training on Recognizing Child Abuse
S.B. 527
Requires districts to provide in-service training to licensed school personnel on the signs of child sexual abuse and other forms of child mistreatment.
Requires the Arkansas Child Abuse/Rape/Domestic Violence Commission to approve the training and curriculum....

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ILSigned into law 02/2011P-12Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children
S.B. 2843
Creates the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children in the department of Children and Family Services. Includes the state superintendent or his/her designee, representatives of two statewide professional teachers' organizations, and a represen...

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COSigned into law 05/2010P-12Reporting of Child Abuse
S.B. 152
Requires a county department of social services to provide information to a mandatory reporter concerning the mandatory reporter's report to the county department of suspected child abuse or neglect; authorizes a county department to provide this information o...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Children's Trust Fund
S.B. 438 - Sec. 24
Establishes a Children's Trust Fund to fund programs aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect and family resource programs. Also establishes, within existing resources, a Children's Trust Fund Council with the department of social services to solicit and ac...

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KYSigned into law 04/2010P-12Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma
H.B. 285
Encourages high schools to include a segment on prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma during a student's final year of study. Provides this segment should also suggest methods of calming crying infants, techniques for caregivers to use to calm themselves...

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MESigned into law 04/2010P-12Implements Recommendations of the Juvenile Justice Task Force
H.B. 1204
Directs the Departments of Corrections, Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor to develop a jointly agreed-upon statewide coordinated services district system by June 1, 2010. The system shall coordinate and implement service delivery initiatives to i...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Immigration Agents, Immigration Status and Care for Neglected Pupils
A.B. 132
Creates new Section 32297. Provides that immigration agents shall not interfere with the education of pupils. Specifies that this policy not impede or restrict any lawful authority of immigration agents. Prohibits school officials and employees from collecting...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Ensuring Success in School Task Force
H.B. 605
Requires the Ensuring Success in School Task Force, created to address the educational and related needs of elementary and secondary education students who are parents, expectant parents, or victims of domestic or sexual violence to ensure their ability to sta...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12In-Service Training on Violence Prevention
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.073
Partially from DOE summary of H.B. 1:
Extends to public middle and high schools a requirement that under existing law applies to public elementary schools, which requires a school nurse, teacher, counselor, school psychologist or administrator to complete fou...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Child Sexual Abuse and Child Abuse
H.B. 1041
Requires districts to adopt policies regarding sexual abuse of children. Specifies that policies must address methods of increasing parent, student and teacher awareness of sexual abuse of children, including warning signs that a child may be a victim of sexua...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Child Abuse and Teacher Certification
H.B. 2876
Relates to the authority of an administrative law judge to order the release of information concerning a child abuse and neglect investigation. Provides that on a motion of one of the parties in a case before an administrative law judge relating to the license...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Child Abuse
S.B. 123
Requires the Department of Human Services to release records related to child abuse to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission for investigations conducted by the commission involving any child or any student in grade 12 or below. Chapter 393
http://www...

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TNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Private Schools to Cooperate in Child Abuse Investigations
S.B. 1740
Requires private schools and church-related schools to turn over records on a child who is the subject of a child abuse investigation and to cooperate fully with the investigation. - Amends TCA Section 37-1-406.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/SB1740....

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MESigned into law 04/2009P-12Reporting Child Abuse
H.B. 315
Requires school bus drivers and school bus attendants to report, or cause a report to be made, to the Department of Health and Human Services if they suspect child abuse or neglect has occurred or is likely to occur.
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills...

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VTSigned into law 03/2009P-12Comprehensive Statewide Approach to Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
S.B. 13
Intended to implement the November 2008 Report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary's 34-Point Comprehensive Plan for Vermont's Sexual Abuse Response System. Puts an emphasis on prevention by implementing a comprehensive statewide approach to the prevention of...

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CASigned into law 09/2008P-12Child care
A.B. 2759
Recasts provisions of existing law as the State Preschool Program. Deletes campus child care and development programs and child abuse protection and prevention services from the definition of child care and development programs. Establishes minimum hours per d...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008P-12Child Abuse Reporting
H.B. 4252
Provides that if a school district employee has made a report of suspected child abuse to the department of children and family services involving the conduct of a current or former district employee, and another school district requests information on the job...

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MASigned into law 07/2008P-12Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
H.B. 4905
Provides for protection of children in the care of the Commonwealth to include a commission on grandparents raising grandchildren, child abuse prevention boards, municipal police training, a child welfare task force, tuition waivers for adopted children, child...

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OKSigned into law 05/2008P-12Ability to Search for Criminal Conduct
S.B. 1601
Finds that licensed child care facilities and other organizations serving children, together with all parents and guardians, should be able to easily search for criminal conduct of potential employees, workers, volunteers, and babysitters, and readily identify...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Child Abuse and Neglect
H.B. 374
Amends provisions of the Human Services Code relating to prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Provides that a local board of education may grant to the superintendent the authority to approve a child abuse or neglect prevention or treatment ser...

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UTAdopted 01/2008P-12Educator Standards
R277-515
Provides definitions, standards for educators as role models, standards for educators to maintain a safe learning environment, standards for professional educator, responsibility for compliance with school district policies and standards for professional educa...

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MAIssued 12/2007P-12Office of the Child Advocate
Executive Order 494
Establishes the Office of the Child Advocate within the Executive Office and sets means of appointment, duties, etc.. The Office of the Child Advocate shall:
(a) seek to ensure that children involved with agencies within the Executive Office of Health and Hum...

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NJSigned into law 12/2007P-12Notifying Division of Youth and Family Services of Certain Absences
A.B. 868
Requires school districts to notify Division of Youth and Family Services of certain pupil absences; relates to abused and neglected children.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2006/Bills/AL07/248_.PDF...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Ensuring Success in School Task Force
H.B. 1330
Requires the state board of education to convene an Ensuring Success in School Task Force to develop policies and procedures for addressing the educational and related needs of youth who are parents, expectant parents, or victims of domestic or sexual violence...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Mandated Child Abuse Reporters
S.B. 1428
Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Adds members of a school board, the Chicago Board of Education, or the governing body of a private school as mandated reporters. Provides penalties for knowingly transmitting a false report. http://www.ilga....

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NJSigned into law 08/2007P-12Child Abuse Prevention
S.B. 1217
Expands responsibilities of New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect; requires the task force to education the public about the problems of, and coordinate activities relating to, child abuse and neglect, develop a statewide plan to prevent child abuse...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12Training on Child Abuse Prevention
S.B. 379
Directs education providers to provide to school employees training on child abuse prevention and identification and to make training available to parents, legal guardians and students; requires that the Department of Human Services notify a person who reporte...

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NYSigned into law 07/2007P-12Reporting Child Abuse
S.B. 3913
Provides for school officials, including a school teacher, guidance counselor, school social worker and school nurse, to report in their professional or official capacity that a child is being abused or maltreated; further provides that a person as a member of...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12Prevention of Child Abuse
S.B. 1456
Requires the Texas Education Agency to maintain on its website links to information regarding the prevention of child abuse and to develop a training program related to the prevention of child abuse that a school district may use for staff development.
http://...

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TNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Procedures in Investigating Child Abuse
H.B. 2230
Clarifies that nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit any hospital, clinic, school, or other organization responsible for the care of children from developing a specific procedure for internally tracking, reporting, or otherwise monitoring a re...

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TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12Disclosure of Identity of Victim of Abuse
S.B. 606
Provide that the name of a student or minor who is the victim of abuse or unlawful conduct by an educator must be included in a report filed under Section 21.006, but the name of the student or minor is not public information under Chapter 552, Government Code...

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ORSigned into law 05/2007P-12Disclosure of Suspected Child Abuse
S.B. 380
Upon request from a law enforcement agency, the Department of Human Services or the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, a school district is required to provide the records of investigations of suspected child abuse by a school employee or former schoo...

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MDSigned into law 04/2007P-12Child Abuse Reporting
H.B. 1332; S.B 876
Provides that specified provisions pertaining to the disclosure of a report or record of suspected child abuse to public schools be made applicable to private schools; designates which individuals, in cases involving students in nonpublic schools, are authoriz...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Transfer of Confidential Information, Professional Misconduct
H.B. 79-- Secs. 5153.175, 5126.253
Requires that information about professional misconduct or child abuse or neglect committed by a person licensed by the State Board of Education be submitted to the Superintendent of Public Instruction; requires a criminal records check prior to renewing an ed...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Training in Prevention of Child Abuse
H.B. 276-- Sec. 3319.073
Sec.3319.073 requires each person employed by any school district or service center to work in an elementary school as a nurse, teacher, counselor, school psychologist, or administrator shall complete at least four hours of in-service training in the preventi...

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NYVetoed 09/2006P-12Coursework and Training for Persons Required to Report Suspected Child Abuse
S.B. 7660
Requires school superintendents, teachers and certain other licensed professionals officials required to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment to complete certain ongoing training. Amends the executive law and the public health law, in relation to child...

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NYSigned into law 08/2006P-12Zero Tolerance for Child Abuse and Maltreatment
S.B. 8131
Authorizes the office of children and family services to conduct a public education campaign relating to zero tolerance for child abuse and maltreatment....

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NYSigned into law 08/2006P-12Child Abuse Medical Provider Program (CHAMP)
S.B. 7643
Establishes the child abuse medical provider program (CHAMP) to improve access to quality medical care for suspected child abuse victims by providing training in the assessment and diagnostic skills for medical providers to identify and treat child abuse victi...

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NYSigned into law 08/2006P-12Reporting and Investigation of Educational Neglect
S.B. 8183
Directs the commissioner of the office of children and family services and the education department to develop procedures for the reporting and investigation of educational neglect by school districts and child protective services....

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WVSigned into law 07/2006P-12Child Abuse Prevention Programs & Background Checks
H.B. 101A
Relates to the Child Protection Act with provisions requiring county boards of education, to the extent funds are provided, to establish programs for the prevention of child abuse and neglect and child assault to be provided to pupils, parents and school perso...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Sex Offenders
H.B. 5249
Amends the Criminal Code. Prohibits a child sex offender to knowingly operate, manage, be employed by, volunteer at, be associated with, or knowingly be present at a child day care facility, or a school providing before and after school programs for children u...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Reporting Child Abuse
H.B. 5375
Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Clarifies that administrators and certified and non-certified school employees are mandated to report child abuse or neglect. Provides that any school board member who has actual knowledge that a child enrol...

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HISigned into law 06/2006P-12Child Abuse Reporting
S.B. 2327
Strengthens the child abuse reporting statute to ensure that instances of known or suspected child abuse or neglect are reported without delay by requiring the staff at any public or private school, agency, or institution, who observe signs of the abuse or neg...

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FLSigned into law 06/2006P-12Office of Child Abuse and Protection
H.B. 7173
Creates the Office of Child Abuse and Prevention within the Executive Office of the Governor; provides procedures for evaluation of child abuse prevention programs; establishes a process for investigating reports of abuse; relates to independent living transit...

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OKSigned into law 06/2006P-12Recognition and Reporting of Child Abuse
S.B. 1493
Requires that at least once a year a program be offered which includes a component of teacher training on recognition and reporting of child abuse and neglect which all teachers that all teachers are required to complete.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/2005...

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OKSigned into law 05/2006P-12Recognition and Reporting of Child Abuse
H.B. 2097
Relates to school district professional development programs. Requires that at least once a year a program be be offered which includes a component of teacher training on recognition and reporting of child abuse and neglect which all teachers shall be required...

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GASigned into law 04/2006P-12Reporting Child Abuse
S.B. 442
Relates to parent and child relationship generally, so as to change certain provisions relating to reporting of child abuse. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005_06/pdf/sb442.pdf...

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IDIssued 04/2006P-12Child Abuse Prevention Task Force
Executive Order 2006-13
Establishes the Governor's Task Force for Children at Risk. Provides that the duties of the task force are:

1. To review existing systems and procedures and encourage improvements in the investigative, administrative, and judicial handling of cases of child ...

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VASigned into law 04/2006P-12Definition of Abused Child
H.B. 1066
Adds to definition of "abused or neglected child" to include a child whose parents or other person responsible for his care creates a substantial risk of physical or mental injury by knowingly leaving the child alone in the same dwelling with a person to whom ...

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VASigned into law 04/2006P-12Sex Offenders
H.B. 846
Provides that every adult who has been convicted of certain sex offenses occurring on or after July 1, 2006, where the victim is 13 or younger and the offender is more than three years older than the victim, must be forever prohibited from working or engaging ...

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NJRule Adoption 08/2005P-12Programs To Support Student Development
NJAC 6A:16-1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5 thru 5.8, 6.1 thru 6.3,7.1, 7.2 thru 7.10, 8 thru 11
Establishes and amends requirements for school district boards relating to development and implementation of school safety plans, cooperation with law enforcement on certain matters if they occur at school grounds and functions, development and implementation ...

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ORSigned into law 07/2005P-12Reporting Suspected Child Abuse
S.B. 755
Requires each school board to adopt policies on the reporting of child abuse. The policies must: (1) Specify that child abuse by school employees is not tolerated; (2) Specify that all school employees are subject to the policies; (3) Require that all school e...

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AKSigned into law 06/2005P-12Alaska Children's Trust Grant Awards
S.B. 150
An act relating to the Alaska children's trust grant awards. Adds that a grant applicant must include in the program or project proposal a plan for sustainability and self-sufficiency after the grant period. Rewrites section on duration of grants. Adds provisi...

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COSigned into law 06/2005P-12Child Fatality Prevention Act
H.B. 1280
Defines "unexpected and unexplained death" as a death that, prior to investigation, appears to have been caused by trauma, suspicious or obscure circumstances, or child abuse or neglect. Includes death from vehicular trauma, fire, drowning, abuse, suicide and ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Child Maltreatment Act
S.B. 392
Amends the Child Maltreatment Act to includes acts involving drugs, alcohol, mistreatment and obscene behavior; includes school boards, superintendents and principals in reporting requirements. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb392.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12Child Protective Services
H.B. 2163
Provides that if after an investigation of a child protective services complaint, the local Department of Social Services determines that the actions or omissions of a person employed by a local school board or school were within such employee's scope of emplo...

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LASigned into law 07/2004P-12Early Intervention Program for At Risk Children
H.B. 956
Authorizes the creation of an early intervention pilot program in certain parishes, to address the underlying causes of behavioral problems and school performance problems related to behavior. Authorizes local boards, law enforcement agencies, courts with jur...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Duty to Report Child Abuse or Neglect
H.B. 1038
Provides that school boards are required to post notice of duty to report child abuse or neglect by all employees to local or state social services; provides immunity from civil or criminal liability on account of such reports. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Duty to Report Child Abuse or Neglect
S.B. 576, H.B. 1038
Requires each public school board and each administrator of every private or parochial school to post in each of their schools a notice, pursuant to 63.2-1509, that: (i) any teacher or other person employed in a public or private school who has reason to sus...

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WASigned into law 03/2004P-12School Employee Report of Suspected Child Abuse
S.B. 6220
Regards school employee duty to report suspected child abuse or neglect; provides such employees shall receive training regarding their reporting obligations in their orientation training when hired and every three years thereafter....

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NCSigned into law 07/2003P-12Child Welfare Laws
S.B. 421
Enhances the state's ability to protect children; after a student has 10 absences, if a principal finds that the parent has not made a
good faith effort to comply with the law, the principal is required to notify the district attorney and the director of socia...

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NYSigned into law 07/2003P-12Supplemental Educational Services
S.B. 5061
Classifies any person who works for a supplemental educational services provider, BOCES, or charter school, or who provides supplemental educational services to children, as an employee of the school district for purposes of provisions of law relating to child...

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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12Teacher Training in Child Abuse Reporting
S.B. 797
Beginning May 1, 2006, requires every person graduating from any teacher preparation program in the state to have had instruction on laws of mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse, as well as instruction on identifying the signs of child abuse and neglec...

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CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12Funding to Promote Children's Well-being
S.B. 886
Requires the State Prevention Council to determine long-term goals, strategies and outcome measures to promote the health and well being of children and families including; early intervention strategies, an increase in healthy pregnant women and newborns, a de...

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AZIssued 01/2003P-12Governor's Children's Cabinet
Executive Order 2003-04
Establishes a Children's Cabinet to focus attention and resources on problems facing the state's children by collaborating and promoting coordinated policies and service delivery systems that support children, families and communities. Establishes an Advisory ...

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CTSigned into law 05/2002P-12Sexual Abuse of Minors and Child Abuse and Teacher Records
H.B. 5680
Lengthens statutes of limitations in cases of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or sexual assault of a minor to 30 years from date of victim's attainment of age of majority. Adds section stating that in certain cases of recovering damages for personal injury c...

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MDVetoed 05/2001P-12Disclosure of Child Abuse Reports
S.B. 810
Authorizes the disclosure of reports or records concerning child abuse or neglect to public school superintendents for specified purposes following a report of specified abuse committed by an independent contractor or an employee of an independent contractor w...

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