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PRINTER'S NO. 903
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
683
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY BOSCOLA, COSTA, FONTANA, FARNESE, AUMENT, BROWNE,
BREWSTER, SANTARSIERO, TARTAGLIONE, YUDICHAK AND STEFANO,
JUNE 6, 2019
REFERRED TO AGING AND YOUTH, JUNE 6, 2019
AN ACT
Amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in child protective services, further
providing for penalties.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 6319(b) of Title 23 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
ยง 6319. Penalties.
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(b) Continuing course of action.--If a person's willful
failure under subsection (a) continues while the person knows or
has reasonable cause to believe the [child is actively being
subjected to] perpetrator is likely to commit additional acts of
child abuse, the person commits a misdemeanor of the first
degree, except that if the child abuse constitutes a felony of
the first degree or higher, the person commits a felony of the
third degree.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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