HB 259: Offenses by Caregivers of Minor Children
GENERAL BILL by Rouson ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bullard
Offenses by Caregivers of Minor Children; Penalizes failure of caregiver, by culpable negligence, to make contact with child under specified age in his or her care for certain period & to immediately report child as missing to law enforcement after that period expires without contact in certain circumstances; provides enhanced criminal penalties in certain circumstances; requires caregiver of minor child to report child's death to law enforcement agency within specified period in certain circumstances; requires caregiver of minor child to report location of child's corpse to law enforcement agency within specified period in certain circumstances; provides that reporting time period do not run in certain circumstances; prohibits knowingly making false reports.
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 37 (Ch. 2012-53)
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• Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 27
• Introduced -HJ 27
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 37 (Ch. 2012-53)
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