Amendments for SB13-012

Senate Journal, January 31
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB13-012 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 3, line 25, strike "FOR" and substitute
"EMPLOYED BY".


Judiciary



House Journal, March 6
40 Amendment No. 1, by Representative(s) Singer.
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42 Amend reengrossed bill, page 3, strike lines 4 through 7 and substitute:
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44 "(c) There is empirical evidence that child predators are frequently
45 drawn to situations where they have access to children, and, as with other
46 activities that involve extensive participation by children, youth sports
47 programs may inadvertently provide easy access for these child predators;
48 (d) It is vital that persons employed by sports organizations or
49 programs have a legal duty to report any suspicion of or observation of
50 child abuse or neglect, including unlawful sexual behavior, on the part of
51 an employee of the organization or program or a participant in the
52 program;
53 (e) Through consistent supervision and observation, the directors,
54 coaches, and athletic trainers in these private sports programs build
55 trusting relationships with children and are in a unique position to notice
56 signs of suspected child abuse or neglect;
1 (f) Further, because of these trusting relationships with coaches
2 and program personnel, coaches and program personnel are in a position
3 to hear from children about situations of child abuse or neglect, including
4 unlawful sexual behavior, and may be the only persons in whom the child
5 confides;
6 (g) Coaches and personnel who hear of this abuse or neglect or
7 who have reasonable cause to suspect that such abuse and neglect is
8 taking place should have a legal duty to report to the appropriate
9 authorities in the best interests of the child; and".
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11 Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.
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13 Amendment No. 2, by Representative(s) Dore.
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15 Amend reengrossed bill, page 3, line 26, after the period add "FOR
16 PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH (ii), "EMPLOYED" MEANS THAT AN
17 INDIVIDUAL IS COMPENSATED BEYOND REIMBURSEMENT FOR HIS OR HER
18 EXPENSES RELATED TO THE PRIVATE SPORTS ORGANIZATION OR
19 PROGRAM.".
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21 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
22 Reading and Final Passage.