76th OREGON LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY–2011 Regular Session

LC 394

House Bill 2183
Ordered by the House April 28
Including House Amendments dated April 28

Sponsored by Representatives KRIEGER, SCHAUFLER; Representative
ESQUIVEL (Presession filed.)

SUMMARY

The following summary is not prepared by the sponsors of the
measure and is not a part of the body thereof subject to
consideration by the Legislative Assembly. It is an editor’s
brief statement of the essential features of the measure.

Creates offense of making a false
report of child abuse. Punishes by maximum of $720 fine.

A BILL FOR AN ACT
Relating to reporting of child abuse.
Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon:

SECTION 1. Section 2 of this 2011 Act is added to and made
a part of ORS 419B.005 to 419B.050.

SECTION 2. (1) A person commits the offense of making a
false report of child abuse if the person:
(a) Makes a false report of child abuse to the Department of
Human Services or a law enforcement agency, knowing that the
report is false; or
(b) With the intent that a public or private official make a
report of child abuse to the Department of Human Services or a
law enforcement agency, makes a false report of child abuse to
the public or private official, knowing that the report is false.
(2) Making a false report of child abuse is a Class A
violation.

Source: http://gov.oregonlive.com/bill/2011/HB2183/