Maine LD 483: An Act Regarding the Reporting Standards for Child Abuse

LD 483 (subjects: ABUSE , REPORTING )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=483&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support | In The News


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Dillon Bates of Westbrook: (D – District 35) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/24/2015 House Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.
On motion of Representative HOBBINS of Saco, TABLED pending REFERENCE.
Later today assigned.
2/24/2015 House Unfinished Business
2/26/2015 House Unfinished Business
3/3/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/5/2015 Senate Senator BURNS of Washington moved REFERENCE to the Committee on JUDICIARY , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
On motion by Senator HILL of York TABLED until Later in Today’s Session, pending the Motion by Senator BURNS of Washington to REFER to the Committee on Judiciary, in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Unfinished Business
3/10/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
Senator BURNS of Washington asked and received leave of the Senate to Withdraw his motion. to REFER to the Committee on JUDICIARY , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES , in concurrence.
5/27/2015 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-193)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/28/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-193) 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-193), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
6/1/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/2/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
6/15/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 240V
143 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, with 8 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/15/2015 Senate LD 483 In Senate, June 15, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 35 IN FAVOR and 0 Against, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 483 as originally introduced. L.D. 483 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-193) .

An Act Regarding the Reporting Standards for Child Abuse

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

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 4011-A, sub- 7, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 268, 1, is amended to read:

7. Children under 6 months of age or otherwise nonambulatory. A person required to make a report under subsection 1 shall report to the department if a child who is under 6 months of age or otherwise nonambulatory exhibits evidence of the following:

A. Fracture of a bone;
B. Substantial bruising or multiple bruises;
C. Subdural hematoma;
D. Burns;
E. Poisoning; or
F. Injury resulting in substantial bleeding, soft tissue swelling or impairment of an organ.

This subsection does not require the reporting of injuries occurring as a result of the delivery of a child attended by a licensed medical practitioner.

SUMMARY

The bill creates an exception to the law mandating a report to the Department of Health and Human Services of suspected abuse or neglect of a child under 6 months of age for injuries occurring during birth when the delivery is attended by a licensed medical practitioner.

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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