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Little League Provides State-Specific Information on Child Abuse

1) As of December 15, 2014, the following 40 states and the District of Columbia had no new or pending legislation regarding the child abuse reporting statutes:

Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming

2) As of December 15, 2014 and since the June 30, 2014 update, the following 9 states have amended or revised their existing child abuse reporting statutes:

Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania

3) As of December 15, 2014, the following 9 states have pending legislation regarding child abuse reporting:

Alaska, Arizona, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia

4) As of January 6, 2015, there is no proposed legislation to amend the Federal Child Abuse reporting statute.

Fifty (50) states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws which address mandatory reporting of child abuse to protect the health and safety of young athletes. Little League Baseball Incorporated (LLB) has compiled a summary of all currently existing state laws regarding mandatory report of child abuse.

The information that follows is current through December 15, 2014

As an addition to Little League’s Child Protection Program, in place for more than a decade, we are providing information that local league and district volunteers in each of the 50 U.S. states can use in knowing the proper procedures for reporting suspected child abuse. The information allows volunteers in any state to easily access information on statutory language, hotline reporting information and reporting requirements. More information on how to check an individual state’s laws and reporting information can be found by clicking the state link below.

To read more about mandatory reporting, with a summary of state reporting laws, visit:
http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/manda.cfm

For state (toll-free) child abuse reporting numbers, visit:
http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/reslist/rl_dsp.cfm?rs_id=5&rate_chno=W-00082

To search the definitions of child maltreatment by state, visit:
http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/state/