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CS/HB 59: Offenses Against Unborn Children

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice Subcommittee ; Ahern ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Albritton ; Artiles ; Baxley ; Broxson ; Caldwell ; Campbell ; Coley ; Combee ; Corcoran ; Eagle ; Eisnaugle ; Fresen ; Hill ; Hood ; Metz ; Moraitis ; O'Toole ; Patronis ; Perry ; Pigman ; Porter ; Raburn ; Renuart ; Rodrigues, R. ; Rooney ; Santiago ; Smith ; Spano ; Van Zant

Offenses Against Unborn Children; Designates act as "Florida Unborn Victims of Violence Act"; provides rule of construction that person who engages in conduct that violates Florida Criminal Code or criminal offense defined by another statute & causes death of, or bodily injury to unborn child commits separate offense if such offense is not specifically provided for; provides for penalties; specifies that certain types of knowledge or intent are not necessary for such offense; provides exceptions; revises definitions & terminology.

Effective Date: 10/1/2014
Last Action: 6/20/2014 - Chapter No. 2014-194
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/16/2013 House • Filed
10/7/2013 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 13
2/5/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 02/12/14, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
2/12/2014 House • CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 4 -HJ 156
2/13/2014 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
2/14/2014 House • Original reference(s) removed: Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Judiciary Committee -HJ 150
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 150
2/24/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 03/03/14, 12:30 pm, Sumner Hall
3/3/2014 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 13 NAYS 3 -HJ 161
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 161
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 13
• CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 133
4/7/2014 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/09/14
4/9/2014 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 488
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/11/2014 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 511
• CS passed; YEAS 74 NAYS 42 -HJ 511
• Immediately certified -HJ 511
4/11/2014 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 514
• Received -SJ 514
4/23/2014 Senate • Withdrawn from Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 580
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 580
• Substituted for SB 162 -SJ 580
• Read 2nd time -SJ 580
• Read 3rd time -SJ 580
• CS passed; YEAS 25 NAYS 14 -SJ 580
4/24/2014 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 705
6/13/2014 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/20/2014 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2014-194