H.R.3894 - To amend title 10, United States Code, to require the prompt notification of State Child Protective Services by military and civilian personnel of the Department of Defense required by law to report suspected instances of child abuse and neglect.114th Congress (2015-2016) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] (Introduced 11/03/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services | Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||02/10/2016 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3894 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House without amendment (02/09/2016)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)
(Sec. 1) This bill directs a member of the Armed Forces, a civilian Department of Defense (DOD) employee, or a contractor employee working on a military installation who is required by federal regulation or state law to report known or suspected instances of child abuse and neglect to make the report directly to State Child Protective Services or another appropriate state agency in addition to the member's or employee's chain of command or any designated DOD point of contact.
DOD shall ensure that such individuals receive appropriate training in accordance with state guidelines to improve their: (1) ability to recognize evidence of child abuse and neglect, and (2) understanding of mandatory reporting requirements.