CS/SB 1426: Pregnant Women in Custody
GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Jones
Pregnant Women in Custody; Citing this act as the "Protecting the Dignity of Women and Infants Act"; requiring that every female who is arrested and not released on bond within 72 hours after arrest be administered a pregnancy test within a specified timeframe, upon her request; requiring that each municipal or county detention facility notify each arrested female upon booking of her right to request a pregnancy test; requiring that, if a pregnant woman is convicted of a crime and sentenced to incarceration of any length, the sentencing judge provide the pregnant woman the opportunity to defer the imposed sentence until a certain time after delivery, etc.
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
• Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 139
• Introduced -SJ 139
• On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/09/21, 3:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
• CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 239
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Judiciary
• CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 245
• Died in Judiciary
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