HB1263 (CH0651)

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Family Law - Child Abuse and Neglect - Definitions

Sponsored by:

Delegate Dumais


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 651

Synopsis:Altering the definition of "abuse" for the purpose of specified child abuse and neglect statutes to include the physical or mental injury of a child by a person who, because of the person's position or occupation, exercises authority over the child under specified circumstances; providing that "abuse" does not include the physical injury of a child by accidental means; altering the definition of "mental injury" for the purpose of specified child abuse and neglect statutes; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegate Dumais
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0996
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Family Law
Narrow Subject(s):Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Care
Child Custody -see also- Parents and Guardians
Mental and Behavioral Health
Parents and Guardians -see also- Adoption; Child Custody
Sexual Offenses
Statutes:Article - Family Law

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November 28, 2017 1:06 P.M.