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2018 Regular Session



Family Law - Child Abuse and Neglect - Mental Injury

Sponsored by:

Delegate Angel


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

Synopsis:Altering the definition of "mental injury" to include the observable, identifiable, and substantial impairment of a child's mental or psychological ability to function that results from the child's exposure to an act that constitutes a certain crime of violence committed by a parent or household or family member against a parent or household or family member.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegate Angel
Additional Facts:Introduced in a prior session as: HB0359 Session: 2017 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Family Law
Narrow Subject(s):Child Abuse and Neglect
Domestic Violence -see also- Child Abuse & Neglect
Mental and Behavioral Health
Statutes:Article - Family Law

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January 26, 2018 9:10 A.M.