California Senator Jerry Hill's bill, SB 360, passed the Public Safety Committee at the Capitol Building in Sacramento, California, this morning without opposition. Out of eight senators in the Committee, three senators excused themselves, and five voted for the bill.
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Senate Bill 360 requires Clergy to Report Child Abuse and Neglect Under Any Circumstancess. Although current law includes clergy members in the list of 46 professionals to report, the law also exempts clergy from such reporting if they gain their knowledge or suspicion of the crimes during “a penitential communication.”
SB 360 would remove that exemption.
SB 360 is NOT TARGETING JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES OR THE WATCHTOWER ORGANIZATION PER SE. SB 360 is targeting ALL religions.