Unattended children in a motor vehicle; definition of child abuse and neglect. (SB1265)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unattended children in a motor vehicle. Provides that any driver or operator of a motor vehicle who leaves an unattended child in a motor vehicle is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill defines "unattended child" as a child under six years of age who has been left in a motor vehicle by the driver or operator of the vehicle when the driver or operator is unable to continuously observe the child, unless a person 12 years of age or older is physically present in the motor vehicle with the child. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 097804338
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1265)
01/22/2009Rereferred from Transportation (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2009Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/27/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/02/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Committee substitute printed 090916338-S1
02/03/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Read second time
02/04/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090916338-S1
02/04/2009Passed by for the day
02/05/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1265S1
02/06/2009Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/24/2009Left in Courts of Justice