Maine LD 328: An Act To Allow Personal Representatives of Children Access to Certain Documents of the Department of Health and Human Services Regarding Child Protective Activities

LD 328 (subjects: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES , PROTECTIVE SERVICES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=328&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Russell Black of Wilton: (R – District 114) — e-mail

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/10/2015 House Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.
On motion of Representative GATTINE of Westbrook, TABLED pending REFERENCE.
Later today assigned.
2/10/2015 House Unfinished Business
2/12/2015 House Unfinished Business
2/24/2015 House Unfinished Business
2/26/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/3/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Burns of Washington, REFERRED to the Committee on Judiciary, in concurrence.
5/28/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-202)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/29/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-202) READ and ADOPTED, in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-202), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
6/1/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/3/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 328 as originally introduced. L.D. 328 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-202) .

An Act To Allow Personal Representatives of Children Access to Certain Documents of the Department of Health and Human Services Regarding Child Protective Activities

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 4008, sub- 2, J, as amended by PL 2007, c. 140, 6, is further amended to read:

J. A person making a report of suspected abuse or neglect. The department may only disclose that it has not accepted the report for investigation, unless other disclosure provisions of this section apply; and

Sec. 2. 22 MRSA 4008, sub- 2, K, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 140, 7 and amended by PL 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, 5, is further amended to read:

K. The local animal control officer or the animal welfare program of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry established pursuant to Title 7, section 3902 when there is a reasonable suspicion of animal cruelty, abuse or neglect. For purposes of this paragraph, “cruelty, abuse or neglect” has the same meaning as provided in Title 34-B, section 1901, subsection 1, paragraph B . ; and

Sec. 3. 22 MRSA 4008, sub- 2, L is enacted to read:

L. The personal representative of a child named in a record who is reported to be abused or neglected.

summary

This bill allows the Department of Health and Human Services to disclose information regarding the abuse and neglect of a child to the personal representative of the child.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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