HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 434        FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 72

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act providing for enhanced protection of children and investigation of abuse and neglect allegations.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

1/14/2011

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

1/25/2011

Robert L. Hedlund

 

2/3/2011

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

2/1/2011

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 434        FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 72

By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 72) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others that the Department of Social Services be authorized to retain certain information to assist in risk and safety assessments of children and families.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 166 OF 2009-2010.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act providing for enhanced protection of children and investigation of abuse and neglect allegations.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

The second paragraph of section fifty-one E of said Chapter 119, as appearing in the 1996 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end of the section the following new paragraph:—

Nothing in this section shall prevent the department from keeping information on unsubstantiated reports for no more than 60 months to assist in future risk and safety assessments of children

and families. Section 7. Section fifty-one of Chapter 119 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1996 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first paragraph the following new paragraph:—

Nothing in this section shall prevent the department from keeping information on unsubstantiated reports for no more than 60 months to assist in future risk and safety assessments of children and families.