HB 2447 Abandoned babies; affirmative defense to prosecution.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Abandoned babies; affirmative defense to prosecution. Provides that when a parent voluntarily delivers a child no older than 14 days to a hospital or rescue squad, the parent will have an affirmative defense to prosecution for abuse or neglect, if the abuse or neglect prosecution is based solely upon having left the baby at such facility. Personnel who accept babies under these conditions are immune from liability absent gross negligence or willful misconduct. This bill is identical to SB 1151.

Full text:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 038826253  pdf | impact statement
02/01/03  House: Committee substitute printed 038916748-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/17/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 030686536-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/22/03  House: Conference substitute printed 030700748-H2  pdf
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2447ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/27/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0822)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments

Status:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 038826253
01/08/03  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/03  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 1
01/31/03  House: Reported from C. J. with substitute (19-Y 2-N)
02/01/03  House: Committee substitute printed 038916748-H1
02/01/03  House: Read first time
02/03/03  House: Read second time
02/03/03  House: Committee substitute agreed to 038916748-H1
02/03/03  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 038916748-H1
02/04/03  House: Read third time and passed House (92-Y 6-N)
02/04/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 6-N)
02/04/03  House: Communicated to Senate
02/05/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/03  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/03  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/sub (14-Y 0-N)
02/17/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 030686536-S1
02/18/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/03  Senate: Read third time
02/18/03  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/18/03  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 030686536-S1
02/18/03  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 030686536-S1
02/18/03  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/03  House: Placed on Calendar
02/20/03  House: Senate substitute rejected by House (4-Y 93-N)
02/20/03  House: VOTE: REJECTED (4-Y 93-N)
02/20/03  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/03  Senate: VOTE: INSIST & REQUEST (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/03  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/20/03  House: House acceded to request
02/20/03  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/20/03  House: Delegates: Griffith, Hurt, Armstrong
02/20/03  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/20/03  Senate: Senators: Stolle, Norment, Howell
02/22/03  House: Conference substitute printed 030700748-H2
02/22/03  House: Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/22/03  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
02/22/03  Senate: Reading of conference report waived
02/22/03  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/03  Senate: VOTE: CONF. COMMITTEE RPT. (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2447ER)
03/05/03  House: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/22/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 822 (effective 7/1/03)
03/27/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0822)