General Assembly: 79 (2002 Regular GA) - Chapter 1074 - Child abuse assessment interviews


Published: 2002-04-04

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145 LAWS OF THE SEVENTY−NINTH G.A., 2002 SESSION CH. 1074

tions in kind shall be reported by the benefited committee. This section shall not be construed to require reporting of action by any person which that does not constitute a contribution.

Sec. 10.Section 68B.2, subsection 5, Code 2001, is amended to read as follows:

5.Candidate’s committee" means the committee designated by a candidate for a state, county, city, or school office, as provided under chapter 56, to receive contributions in excess of five seven hundred fifty dollars in the aggregate, expend funds in excess of five seven hun- dred fifty dollars in the aggregate, or incur indebtedness on behalf of the candidate in excess of five seven hundred fifty dollars in the aggregate in any calendar year.

Sec. 11.EFFECTIVE DATES.This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes ef- fect upon enactment, except for the amendment in this Act to section 56.4, which takes effect January 1, 2003.

Approved April 4, 2002

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CH. 1074CH. 1074

CHAPTER 1074

CHILD ABUSE ASSESSMENT INTERVIEWS

H.F. 2552

AN ACT relating to interviews conducted in association with a child abuse assessment.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1.Section 232.71B, subsection 4, paragraph e, Code Supplement 2001, is amended to read as follows:

e.An interview of the person alleged to have committed the child abuse, if the person’s iden- tity and location are known,. The offer of an interview shall be made to the person prior to any consideration or determination being made that the person committed the alleged abuse. The purpose of the interview shall be to afford provide the person with the opportunity to address the explain or rebut the allegations of the child abuse report or other allegations made during the assessment. The interview shall be conducted, or an opportunity for an interview shall be provided, prior to a determination of child abuse being made. The court may waive the re- quirement of to offer the interview only for good cause. The person offered an interview or the person’s attorney may decline to be interviewed.

Sec. 2.Section 235A.13, subsection 10, Code 2001, is amended by adding the following new paragraph:

NEW PARAGRAPH.g.A recording made of an interview conducted under chapter 232 in association with a child abuse assessment.

Approved April 4, 2002