|WA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Training for School Employees in the Prevention of Sexual Abuse|
Revises and expands upon existing law to help teachers recognize commercial sexual abuse and exploitation of a minor. Expands upon list of g...
|MS||To governor 04/2013||P-12||Study to Create and Implement Sexual Abuse Prevention Curriculum|
Creates the Erin's law study committee for the purpose of studying the possibility of creating and implementing a curriculum for the prevent...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Child abuse investigations|
Expands the class of individuals whom a local department of social services must report to a local school board upon determination that a co...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2012||P-12||Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children|
Creates the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children. Specified membership requirements.Specified responsibilities of Task F...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2012||P-12||Schoo policy Addressing Sexual Abuse of Children|
Permits a school districts, intermediate school district or board of directors to adopt and implement a policy addressing sexual abuse of ch...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Heritage Schools|
From bill summary: Requires each heritage school's electronic registration form filed with the superintendent of public instruction to inclu...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Child Sexual Abuse Curriculum|
Encourages districts to include age-appropriate instruction related to child sexual abuse in their curriculum to help pupils understand the ...
|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...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Child 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...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Abuse 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 a...
|ID||Issued 05/2012||P-12||Task 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 devel...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12|
|Child Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse|
Existing law includes child service organization personnel among those who must report suspected child abuse. New provision defines "child s...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12|
|Child Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse|
Revises language concerning child abuse reporting. Requires any person with knowledge or reasonable suspicion of child abuse by person other...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Child Abuse and Neglect; Mandatory Reporting, Penalties|
Adds individuals associated with or employed by any public organization responsible for the care, custody, or control of children and any pe...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2012||Postsec.||Child Abuse and Neglect; Mandatory Reporting|
Adds any person employed by a public or private institution of higher education to the list of individuals required to report suspected abus...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||List of Persons Required to Report Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect|
Adds athletic coaches, directors, employees, and volunteers of private sports organizations and teams and administrators, employees, and vol...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Education Concerning Child Abuse|
Requires the department of education, in collaboration with the department of child services and organizations that have expertise in child ...
|OR||Signed into law 02/2012||P-12||Child Abuse|
Expands definition of a public/private official for purposes of reporting abuse or sexual abuse to include an employee of a higher education...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect|
Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Extends the list of persons required to report child abuse or neglect to include any ph...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Child Protective Service|
Grants the Office of the Child Advocate the authority to file any findings or reports of the Child Advocate regarding the parent or child wi...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Expands Required Reporting of Child Abuse of Neglect|
Expands the state's "mandated reporter" law, which generally requires specified professionals to report to the Department of Children and Fa...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Sexual Abuse and Maltreatment of Children|
Requires district improvement plans to include provisions for the policy under Section 38.0041 addressing sexual abuse and other maltreatmen...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Training on Sexual Abuse and Child Molestation for Staff at Postsecondary Programs for Minors|
Defines "campus program for minors" as a program operated by or on the campus of a public or private/independent institution of higher educa...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Monitoring Changes in Child Abuse Laws|
Requires districts to update school policies when a law regarding child abuse is amended or added to the Arkansas code. Requires board of di...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Training on Recognizing Child Abuse|
Requires districts to provide in-service training to licensed school personnel on the signs of child sexual abuse and other forms of child m...
|IL||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children|
Creates the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children in the department of Children and Family Services. Includes the state s...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Reporting of Child Abuse|
Requires a county department of social services to provide information to a mandatory reporter concerning the mandatory reporter's report to...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Children'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 establis...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma|
Encourages high schools to include a segment on prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma during a student's final year of study. Provides...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Implements Recommendations of the Juvenile Justice Task Force|
Directs the Departments of Corrections, Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor to develop a jointly agreed-upon statewide coordinat...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Immigration Agents, Immigration Status and Care for Neglected Pupils|
Creates new Section 32297. Provides that immigration agents shall not interfere with the education of pupils. Specifies that this policy not...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Ensuring Success in School Task Force|
Requires the Ensuring Success in School Task Force, created to address the educational and related needs of elementary and secondary educati...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||In-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 ele...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Child Sexual Abuse and Child Abuse|
Requires districts to adopt policies regarding sexual abuse of children. Specifies that policies must address methods of increasing parent, ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Child Abuse and Teacher Certification|
Relates to the authority of an administrative law judge to order the release of information concerning a child abuse and neglect investigati...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Child Abuse|
Requires the Department of Human Services to release records related to child abuse to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission for in...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Private Schools to Cooperate in Child Abuse Investigations|
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...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Reporting Child Abuse|
Requires school bus drivers and school bus attendants to report, or cause a report to be made, to the Department of Health and Human Service...
|VT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Comprehensive Statewide Approach to Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse|
Intended to implement the November 2008 Report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary's 34-Point Comprehensive Plan for Vermont's Sexual Abuse...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Child care|
Recasts provisions of existing law as the State Preschool Program. Deletes campus child care and development programs and child abuse protec...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Child Abuse Reporting|
Provides that if a school district employee has made a report of suspected child abuse to the department of children and family services inv...
|MA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren|
Provides for protection of children in the care of the Commonwealth to include a commission on grandparents raising grandchildren, child abu...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Ability to Search for Criminal Conduct|
Finds that licensed child care facilities and other organizations serving children, together with all parents and guardians, should be able ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Child Abuse and Neglect|
Amends provisions of the Human Services Code relating to prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Provides that a local board of...
|UT||Adopted 01/2008||P-12||Educator Standards|
Provides definitions, standards for educators as role models, standards for educators to maintain a safe learning environment, standards for...
|MA||Issued 12/2007||P-12||Office 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 Chil...
|NJ||Signed into law 12/2007||P-12||Notifying Division of Youth and Family Services of Certain Absences|
Requires school districts to notify Division of Youth and Family Services of certain pupil absences; relates to abused and neglected childre...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Ensuring Success in School Task Force|
Requires the state board of education to convene an Ensuring Success in School Task Force to develop policies and procedures for addressing ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Mandated Child Abuse Reporters|
Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Adds members of a school board, the Chicago Board of Education, or the governing body o...
|NJ||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Child Abuse Prevention|
Expands responsibilities of New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect; requires the task force to education the public about the prob...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Training on Child Abuse Prevention|
Directs education providers to provide to school employees training on child abuse prevention and identification and to make training availa...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Reporting Child Abuse|
Provides for school officials, including a school teacher, guidance counselor, school social worker and school nurse, to report in their pro...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Prevention of Child Abuse|
Requires the Texas Education Agency to maintain on its website links to information regarding the prevention of child abuse and to develop a...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Procedures in Investigating Child Abuse|
Clarifies that nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit any hospital, clinic, school, or other organization responsible for th...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Disclosure of Identity of Victim of Abuse|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Disclosure of Suspected Child Abuse|
Upon request from a law enforcement agency, the Department of Human Services or the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, a school dis...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Child 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 app...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Transfer 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 Educa...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Training 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, co...
|NY||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Coursework and Training for Persons Required to Report Suspected Child Abuse|
Requires school superintendents, teachers and certain other licensed professionals officials required to report suspected child abuse or mal...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12||Zero Tolerance for Child Abuse and Maltreatment|
Authorizes the office of children and family services to conduct a public education campaign relating to zero tolerance for child abuse and ...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12||Child Abuse Medical Provider Program (CHAMP)|
Establishes the child abuse medical provider program (CHAMP) to improve access to quality medical care for suspected child abuse victims by ...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12||Reporting and Investigation of Educational Neglect|
Directs the commissioner of the office of children and family services and the education department to develop procedures for the reporting ...
|WV||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Child Abuse Prevention Programs & Background Checks|
Relates to the Child Protection Act with provisions requiring county boards of education, to the extent funds are provided, to establish pro...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Sex Offenders|
Amends the Criminal Code. Prohibits a child sex offender to knowingly operate, manage, be employed by, volunteer at, be associated with, or ...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Reporting Child Abuse|
Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Clarifies that administrators and certified and non-certified school employees are mand...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Child Abuse Reporting|
Strengthens the child abuse reporting statute to ensure that instances of known or suspected child abuse or neglect are reported without del...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Office of Child Abuse and Protection|
Creates the Office of Child Abuse and Prevention within the Executive Office of the Governor; provides procedures for evaluation of child ab...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Recognition and Reporting of Child Abuse|
Requires that at least once a year a program be offered which includes a component of teacher training on recognition and reporting of child...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Recognition and Reporting of Child Abuse|
Relates to school district professional development programs. Requires that at least once a year a program be be offered which includes a co...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Reporting Child Abuse|
Relates to parent and child relationship generally, so as to change certain provisions relating to reporting of child abuse. http://www.legi...
|ID||Issued 04/2006||P-12||Child 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 ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Definition of Abused Child|
Adds to definition of "abused or neglected child" to include a child whose parents or other person responsible for his care creates a substa...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Sex Offenders|
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 young...
|NJ||Rule Adoption 08/2005||P-12||Programs 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, cooperatio...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Reporting Suspected Child Abuse|
Requires each school board to adopt policies on the reporting of child abuse. The policies must: (1) Specify that child abuse by school empl...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Alaska Children's Trust Grant Awards|
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 p...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Child Fatality Prevention Act|
Defines "unexpected and unexplained death" as a death that, prior to investigation, appears to have been caused by trauma, suspicious or obs...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Child Maltreatment Act|
Amends the Child Maltreatment Act to includes acts involving drugs, alcohol, mistreatment and obscene behavior; includes school boards, supe...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Child Protective Services|
Provides that if after an investigation of a child protective services complaint, the local Department of Social Services determines that th...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Early Intervention Program for At Risk Children|
Authorizes the creation of an early intervention pilot program in certain parishes, to address the underlying causes of behavioral problems ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Duty to Report Child Abuse or Neglect|
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 s...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Duty 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, pur...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||School Employee Report of Suspected Child Abuse|
Regards school employee duty to report suspected child abuse or neglect; provides such employees shall receive training regarding their repo...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Child Welfare Laws|
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
|NY||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Supplemental Educational Services|
Classifies any person who works for a supplemental educational services provider, BOCES, or charter school, or who provides supplemental edu...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Training in Child Abuse Reporting|
Beginning May 1, 2006, requires every person graduating from any teacher preparation program in the state to have had instruction on laws of...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Funding to Promote Children's Well-being|
Requires the State Prevention Council to determine long-term goals, strategies and outcome measures to promote the health and well being of ...
|AZ||Issued 01/2003||P-12||Governor'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 coo...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Sexual Abuse of Minors and Child Abuse and Teacher Records|
Lengthens statutes of limitations in cases of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or sexual assault of a minor to 30 years from date of victim...
|MD||Vetoed 05/2001||P-12||Disclosure of Child Abuse Reports|
Authorizes the disclosure of reports or records concerning child abuse or neglect to public school superintendents for specified purposes fo...