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146th General Assembly
Senate Bill # 234 w/SA 2

Primary Sponsor: Blevins Additional Sponsor(s):    Rep. Walker Sens. Bunting Connor Hall-Long Henry Marshall Sokola Sorenson Reps. Heffernan Jaques Q. Johnson Kowalko Lavelle B. Short M. Smith Willis
CoSponsors: Sen. Cloutier
Introduced on : 06/05/2012
Synopsis:This bill establishes the offense of Child Abuse. These new statutes combine current statutes and redefine physical injury and serious physical injury to reflect the medical realities of pain and impairment suffered by children. A new section provides special protection to infants, toddlers and children who have disabilities. The statute also expands the state of mind necessary for certain offenses against children allowing for more effective prosecution of parents who subject their children to abuse by others and fail to protect their children. The bill also re-numbers the definitional section making clear that the definitions apply to all crimes in the subchapter.
Author: Sen. Blevins
Current Status: Signed   On   09/12/2012
Volume Chapter78:406
Date Governor acted:09/12/2012
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:Not Required
Amendments: SA 1 to SB 234 - Stricken
SA 2 to SB 234 - Passed
Committee Reports:
Senate Committee report 06/13/12 F=0 M=5 U=0----->Committee Report
House Committee Report 06/26/12 F=0 M=7 U=0---->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
Senate vote: () Passed 6/19/2012 5:49:50 PM------->Voting Record
House vote: () Passed 6/28/2012 7:54:21 PM------->Voting Record
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Actions History:
Sep 12, 2012 - Signed by Governor
Jun 28, 2012 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 34 YES 7 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 26, 2012 - Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 7 On Its Merits
Jun 20, 2012 - Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House
Jun 19, 2012 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 19, 2012 - Amendment SA 2 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 19, 2012 - Amendment SA 2 - Introduced in Senate
Jun 19, 2012 - Amendment SA 1 - Stricken
Jun 14, 2012 - Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
Jun 13, 2012 - Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
Jun 05, 2012 - Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate
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