View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 448 Rep. CRAWFORD proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to S. 448 (COUNCIL\ZW\448C001.NL.ZW17):

Reference is to Printer's Date 5/3/17-H.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:

/ SECTION      __.      Section 63-7-40 (G) and (J) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 228 of 2016, is further amended to read:

     "(G)      A person who leaves an infant at a safe haven or directs another person to do so must not be prosecuted for any criminal offense on account of such action if:
           (1)      the person is a parent of the infant or is acting at the direction of a parent;
           (2)      the person leaves the infant in the physical custody of a staff member or an employee of the safe haven; and
           (3)      the infant is not more than sixty days one year old or the infant is reasonably determined by the hospital or hospital outpatient facility to be not more than sixty days one year old.
     This subsection does not apply to prosecution for the infliction of any harm upon the infant other than the harm inherent in abandonment.

     (J)      For purposes of this section:
           (1)      'infant' means a person not more than sixty days one year old; and
           (2)      'safe haven' means a hospital or hospital outpatient facility, a law enforcement agency, a fire station, an emergency medical services station, or any staffed house of worship during hours when the facility is staffed." /

Amend the bill further by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:

/      SECTION      __.      Section 63-7-40(K) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

     (K)      Annually the department shall submit a report to the General Assembly containing data on infants who come into the custody of the department pursuant to this section. The data must include, but are not limited to, the date, time, and place where the infant was left, the hospital to which the infant was taken, the health of the infant at the time of being admitted to the hospital, disposition and placement of the infant, and, if available, circumstances surrounding the infant being left at the safe haven. The department's report to the General Assembly shall include the number of infants age zero through six months and seven through twelve months as determined to the best of the department's ability. No data in the report may contain identifying information.      /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.