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AB-442 Child abuse and neglect.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/11/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 442


Introduced by Assembly Member Diep

February 11, 2019


An act to amend Section 11165.6 of the Penal Code, relating to child abuse and neglect.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 442, as introduced, Diep. Child abuse and neglect.
Existing law defines “child abuse or neglect” for the purposes of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act to include, among other things, physical injury or death inflicted by other than accidental means and the willful harming or injuring of a child.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 11165.6 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

11165.6.
 As used in this article, the term “child abuse or neglect” includes physical injury or death inflicted upon a child by another person by other than accidental means upon a child by another person, means, sexual abuse abuse, as defined in Section 11165.1, neglect neglect, as defined in Section 11165.2, the willful harming or injuring of a child or the endangering of the person or health of a child, as defined in Section 11165.3, and unlawful corporal punishment or injury injury, as defined in Section 11165.4. “Child abuse or neglect” does not include a mutual affray between minors. “Child abuse or neglect” does not include minors or an injury caused by reasonable and necessary force used by a peace officer acting within the course and scope of his or her the peace officer’s employment as a peace officer.