Bill Mandating Child Abuse Awareness Notices in Businesses Advances

To enhance the safety of minors across the state, Senate Republicans have introduced a bill that mandates public posting of child abuse reporting information in various public establishments. 

House Bill 4350 requires establishments to display a notice, developed by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in collaboration with an accredited Children’s Advocacy Center, providing essential contact information and guidance on how minors can report instances of physical and sexual abuse.

The legislation targets hotels, motels, tattoo parlors, bus stations, and hospital emergency rooms and requires DCFS to make the model notice available for download on its website.

An amended version of House Bill 4350 passed out of the Senate unanimously on May 16 and now returns to the House for a concurrence vote. 

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