House Bill 74 Reported Out of Committee

Delegate Dickie Bell’s House Bill 74 Reported Out of Committee RICHMOND, VA – Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) announced today that House 74, a bill patroned by Delegate Bell, has been reported out of the Committee on Health, Welfare, and Institutions. House Bill 74 reduces the time limit for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect by mandated reporters from 72 hours to 24 hours.

“I am very pleased to see House Bill 74 reported out of the Committee on Health, Welfare, and Institutions.” said Delegate Bell. “Seventy two hours is an eternity for children that are being abused, and I hope that this is the first step in ensuring that child abuse is reported in a timely manner. I hope that this bill will have the same success when put to a vote before the full House of Delegates.” The bill was first referred to subcommittee number 1 of the Committee on Health, Welfare, and Institutions, where it was reported out with a vote of 7-1. It was reported out of the full committee today with a vote of 20-1. Elected to the House of Delegates in 2009, Delegate Bell represents the 20th District, which includes Highland County, portions of Augusta and Rockingham Counties, and the City of Staunton. # # #

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