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Sponsors: Reps. Bingham, Quinn, Clyburn, Allison, Atwater, Long, Brady and McCoy
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 1019, 4460
Introduced in the House on January 10, 2012
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Caylee's Law
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11/29/2011 House Prefiled 11/29/2011 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/10/2012 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 39) 1/10/2012 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 39) 1/11/2012 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brady 1/12/2012 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McCoy
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT "CAYLEE'S LAW" BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-1095 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON WHO HAS A LEGAL DUTY OF CARE FOR A CHILD TO FAIL TO REPORT TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR CONCEAL THE DEATH OR DISAPPEARANCE OF THE CHILD, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. This act may be cited as "Caylee's Law".
SECTION 2. Article 11, Title 16 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 16-3-1095. (A) A person who has a legal duty of care over a child who fails to notify a law enforcement agency of the death or disappearance of the child within twenty-four hours from when the person knew or should have known of the child's death or disappearance is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than five years.
(B) A person who has a legal duty of care over a child who knowingly conceals the death or disappearance of the child by providing false information to a law enforcement agency with the intent to obstruct, delay, prevent, or impede the investigation of the death or disappearance of the child is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than five years.
(C) For the purpose of this section, 'child' means a person under the age of eighteen."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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