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CS/CS/CS/HB 1355: Protection of Vulnerable Persons

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations Committee ; Health and Human Services Committee ; Judiciary Committee ; Dorworth ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Adkins ; Brodeur ; Burgin ; Campbell ; Coley ; Costello ; Fullwood ; Gaetz ; Harrell ; Holder ; Julien ; Nunez ; Pafford ; Plakon ; Porth ; Snyder ; Steube ; Williams, T.

Protection of Vulnerable Persons; Revises language concerning child abuse reporting; requires DCF to provide for web-chat & update other web-based forms for reporting; requires specified educational institutions & their law enforcement agencies to report known or suspected child abuse, abandonment, or neglect in certain circumstances; provides financial penalties for violations; increases penalties for certain reporting offenses; provides for upward reclassification of certain prostitution offenses involving minors; provides for denial of relocation payment for domestic violence claim if claimant has been paid sexual battery relocation claim for same incident; provides for relocation assistance payments to victims of sexual battery; provides criteria for awards; provides for denial of relocation payment for sexual battery claim if claimant has previously been paid domestic violence relocation claim for same incident; provides appropriations; authorizes specified numbers of full-time equivalent positions with associated salary rates within DCF; defines "mental injury" with respect to offenses of abuse, aggravated abuse, & neglect of child; requires physician or psychologist acting as expert witness in certain proceedings have certain credentials; redefines "crime" for purposes of crime victims compensation to include additional forms of injury; redefines "victim" to conform with modified definition of "crime." APPROPRIATION: $3,945,016.00

Effective Date: 10/1/2012
Last Action: 4/29/2012 - Chapter No. 2012-155
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/6/2012 House • Filed
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 134
1/12/2012 House • Referred to Judiciary Committee; Health and Human Services Committee; Education Committee -HJ 215
1/23/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 01/25/12, 2:00 pm, 404 HOB
1/25/2012 House • CS by Judiciary Committee; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -HJ 310
1/30/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 309
2/2/2012 House • Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 452
2/21/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 02/23/12, 8:00 am, 404 HOB
2/23/2012 House • CS/CS by Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -HJ 835
2/24/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Health and Human Services Committee read 1st time -HJ 833
2/27/2012 House • Original reference(s) removed: Education Committee
• CS referred to Appropriations Committee -HJ 854
• Now in Appropriations Committee -HJ 854
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 02/28/12, 8:30 am, Webster Hall
2/28/2012 House • CS/CS/CS by- Appropriations Committee; YEAS 24 NAYS 0 -HJ 908
• Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 967
• CS/CS/CS by Appropriations Committee read 1st time -HJ 905
3/1/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/02/12
3/2/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 1032
• Amendment(s) adopted (034315) -HJ 1032
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/5/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1084
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 114 NAYS 0 -HJ 1084
3/5/2012 Senate • In Messages
• Received -SJ 857
• Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations; Budget -SJ 857
3/7/2012 Senate • Withdrawn from Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations; Budget -SJ 946
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 946
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 1816 -SJ 946
• Read 2nd time -SJ 946
• Amendment(s) adopted (215940, 257028, 687376, 904562)
• Amendment(s) failed (477424, 507278, 890924) -SJ 946
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/8/2012 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 961
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 35 NAYS 4 -SJ 962
3/8/2012 House • In returning messages
• Was taken up -HJ 1189
• Concurred in 3 amendment(s) (215940, 257028, 904562) -HJ 1190
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 117 NAYS 0 -HJ 1191
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -HJ 1191
4/13/2012 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/27/2012 • Approved by Governor
4/29/2012 • Chapter No. 2012-155