LEGISLATIVE ADVISORY: AB 1145 (Cristina Garcia) Chapter 180, Statutes of 2020 – Child Abuse: Reportable Conduct.
OPERATIVE DATE OF LEGISLATION: JANUARY 1, 2021
Attention Board of Psychology (Board) stakeholders:
Assembly Bill (AB) 1145 (Cristina Garcia, Chapter 180, Statutes of 2020) was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 26, 2020, and takes effect January 1, 2021.
For the purposes of the Child Abuse Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this law will revise the definition of sexual assault to no longer include any acts under Penal Code Sections 286 (sodomy), 287 or former Section 288a (oral copulation), and Section 289 (sexual penetration), if committed voluntarily and if there are no indicators of abuse, unless the conduct is between a person 21 years of age or older and a minor who is under 16 years of age.
The Board does not have any implementation activities associated with AB 1145.
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