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H.R. 2567 (116th): Speak Up to Protect Every Abused Kid Act

About the bill

Who should be required to report suspected child abuse to the authorities?


Almost five children per day die from child abuse in America. While it’s unclear exactly how many children are victims, it could possibly be in the millions: in 2017, there were 4.1 million child abuse or maltreatment referral reports, for 7.5 million children.

States have a patchwork of laws designating who is required to report suspected child abuse. 18 states require any adult to do so, while 47 states require anyone within certain professions to do so. These jobs can include doctors, school faculty and staff, mental health professionals, and social workers — but it varies by the state.

What the legislation does

The Speak Up to Protect Every Abused Kid Act would tie a state’s federal …

Sponsor and status

Susan Wild

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 7, 2019
Length: 14 pages
May 7, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 7, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


6 Cosponsors (6 Democrats)



May 7, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 2567 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2567. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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