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SB14-178: Drug-endangered Child Criminal Code

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: SB14-178
Year: 2014
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: Young/Kerr, Newell


The bill establishes a definition, as formulated by the state substance abuse trend and response task force, for a drug-endangered child for purposes of cases of child abuse or neglect in the criminal code.

The bill creates the crime of child abuse for a person who is responsible for creating a situation or unreasonably permitting a child to be placed in a situation in which a child is drug-endangered and establishes penalties.

Current Status:

04/29/2014 - Senate Second Reading Lost with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/23/2014 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/17/2014 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/23/2014 - No Amendments
04/14/2014 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

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