To enhance the safety of minors across the state, Senate Republicans have introduced a bill that mandates public posting of child abuse reporting information in various public establishments. 

House Bill 4350 requires establishments to display a notice, developed by the Department of Children and Family Services in collaboration with an accredited Children’s Advocacy Center, providing essential contact information and guidance on how minors can report instances of physical and sexual abuse.

The legislation targets hotels, motels, tattoo parlors, bus stations, and hospital emergency rooms and requires DCFS to make the model notice available for download on its website.

House Bill 4350 passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously on May 1 and now advances to the floor for further consideration. 

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