SB 60/FN (BR 531) - J. Pendleton
AN ACT relating to child protection.
Amend KRS 600.020 to redefine the term "Abused or neglected child" to limit the term to relate to a child whose health or welfare is harmed or threatened with harm when certain actions are permitted or inflicted by "persons responsible for the care of the child" rather than by the "child's parent, guardian, or other person exercising custodial control or supervision of the child"; define the term "Person responsible for the care of the child"; amend KRS 620.030 to require referral to local law enforcement officials of any report of abuse or neglect allegedly committed by a person other than a person responsible for the care of the child; amend KRS 620.040 to require recipients of reports alleging abuse or neglect by a person responsible for the care of the child to notify specified parties; require the Cabinet for Human Resources to notify local law enforcement officials when receiving a report of alleged abuse or neglect by someone other than a person responsible for the care of the child; require local law enforcement agencies or Kentucky State Police to investigate cabinet referred reports of abuse by other than a person responsible for the care of the child; amend KRS 620.070 to provide for serving of a dependency, neglect, or abuse action to the person responsible for the care of the child.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 6-introduced in Senate; to Health and Welfare (S)
Jan 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Jan 16-2nd reading, to Rules
Jan 22-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for January 23, 1998
Jan 23-3rd reading, passed 34-0
Jan 26-received in House
Jan 27-to Health and Welfare (H)
Mar 4-posted in committee
Mar 12-posting withdrawn