Statewide Child Abuse Reporting Bills Withdrawn

A bill that would shift the critical responsibility of answering calls concerning child abuse and neglect from local departments of social services to the statewide 2-1-1 system was withdrawn by sponsors.

MACo opposed HB 697 /SB 945. While the concept of a statewide hotline proposed by the bill was well intentioned, it had practical shortcomings.

Prior coverage on Conduit Street: MACo Opposes Changes to Child Abuse Reporting System:

Follow MACo’s advocacy efforts during the 2017 legislative session here.