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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 926        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 126


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Kevin J. Kuros


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 relative to mandated reporters.






Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Joseph. DiPietro

Protect Mass Children

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 926        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 126

By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 126) of Kevin J. Kuros and others for legislation to expand the Department of Children and Families definition of mandated reporter.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 3902 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to mandated reporters.


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

              SECTION 1. Section 21 of chapter 119 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking, in lines 50 and 51, the words “or (vi) the child advocate” and inserting in place thereof the following: (vi) the child advocate; or (vii) a state employee who, in his professional capacity, witnesses child abuse, including sexual abuse.

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