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SB 854: Incarcerated Pregnant Women

GENERAL BILL by Pizzo

Incarcerated Pregnant Women; Revising the circumstances under which a prisoner who is known to be pregnant may not be restrained; specifying conditions under which restraints may be used; requiring the Department of Corrections, correctional facilities, and certain agencies to develop policies that meet certain requirements for the use of restraints on prisoners known to be pregnant; providing requirements for the care of the prisoner after she has given birth and of the prisoner’s infant; prohibiting the involuntary placement of pregnant prisoners in restrictive housing, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1259 (Ch. 2020-89)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/12/2019 Senate • Filed
11/21/2019 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 65
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 65
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1259 (Ch. 2020-89)