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H.R. 2567: Speak Up to Protect Every Abused Kid Act

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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 ...

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)

Introduced on May 7, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 7, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 7, 2019

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H.R. 2567 is 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.

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