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AB-574 Child abuse.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/14/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 574


Introduced by Assembly Member Lackey

February 14, 2019


An act relating to child abuse.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 574, as introduced, Lackey. Child abuse.
Existing law, the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, makes certain persons, including teachers and social workers, mandated reporters. Under existing law, mandated reporters are required to report whenever the mandated reporter, in their professional capacity or within the scope of their employment, has knowledge of or observes a child whom the mandated reporter knows or reasonably suspects has been the victim of child abuse or neglect. Failure by a mandated reporter to report an incident of known or reasonably suspected child abuse or neglect is a misdemeanor.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact Legislation relating to child abuse.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to child abuse.