Bill Status of HB5923 97th General Assembly
Short Description: SCH CD-SEX ABUSE-FAIL TO REPRT
Rep. Steven Reick - Mary E. Flowers - Thomas Morrison - Linda Chapa LaVia, Daniel Swanson, David A. Welter, Rita Mayfield, C.D. Davidsmeyer, Kelly M. Cassidy, Margo McDermed, John Cavaletto, Mark Batinick and Brian W. Stewart
| 1/8/2019||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that the State Superintendent of Education has the authority to initiate a suspension of or revoke the license of any educator licensed under the Educator Licensure Article of the Code if he or she negligently fails to report an instance of suspected child abuse or neglect. Provides that, except for an educator licensed under the Educator Licensure Article of the Code, if a school board determines that any school district employee has willfully or negligently failed to report an instance of suspected child abuse or neglect, as required by the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, then the school board may dismiss that employee immediately upon that determination. Effective immediately.