AN ACT TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL ABUSE BY INCREASING PROSECUTORIAL OPTIONS FOR DELAYED REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE, TO EXPAND THE DUTY TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE, TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ONLINE PREDATORS, TO EXTEND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A CIVIL ACTION FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SO THAT A PLAINTIFF HAS UNTIL AGE THIRTY-EIGHT TO COMMENCE AN ACTION, AND TO REQUIRE TRAINING ON CHILD SEX ABUSE AND SEX TRAFFICKING FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
House amendments to the 6th edition make the following changes.
Amendment #1 eliminates the appropriation set forth for the Department of Public Instruction to assist entities in the implementation of the new child abuse and sex trafficking training program requirement.
Amendment #3 changes the duty established by new GS 14-318.6 regarding reporting certain crimes against juveniles, excepting the juvenile's parent or guardian from the reporting requirement.
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