Status Summary

 *From 2019 Session, but not followed* By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status on 1.13.2020. Placed on third reading by Senate Rules Committee on 1.21.2020. Third reading, passed on 1.27.2020 IN THE SENATE First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.29.2020. Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.26.2020 at 8:00 AM. (updated 3.13.2020)  

Legislative Session



In Progress


Rep. Chambers

Modifies the current offense related to mandatory reporters that do not report after an incident to require that a person "knowingly" fails to cause such a report to be guilty of that offense, and reduces the offense from a gross misdemeanor to a misdemeanor.

A new gross misdemeanor offense is created for situations when a mandatory reporter knowingly obstructs their duty to report.

A class 1 civil infraction is created for when mandatory reporters fail to make a report due to negligence.

State contracts with youth-serving organizations must include a requirement that they provide a signed acknowledgement of the organization's compliance with the mandatory reporting posting law.