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House Bill 1589

House Bill 1589

ARCHIVE (2005)

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Improper care of a dependent. Provides that a person having the care of a dependent and who recklessly places the dependent in a situation that jeopardizes the dependent's life or health commits improper care of a dependent, a Class C infraction. Makes the offense a Class C misdemeanor for a second or subsequent offense. Provides that an employee of a local child protection services agency (employee) may issue complaints and summonses for a violation of the improper care of a dependent statute. Establishes qualifications that an employee must meet to be appointed to issue complaints and summonses. Specifies that an employee does not have powers of a law enforcement officer except those needed to enforce the laws concerning the improper care of a dependent statute.
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In Committee - first House
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