Abuse and neglect of a child; safe haven defense. (HB16)

Introduced By

Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Abuse and neglect of a child; safe haven defense. Increases from 14 days to 30 days the maximum age of an infant whom a parent may voluntarily deliver to a hospital or emergency medical services agency and claim an affirmative defense to prosecution for abuse or neglect if such prosecution is based solely upon the parent's having left the infant at such facility. Read the Bill »

Status

12/23/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
12/23/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101060D
12/23/2021Committee
12/23/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

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