SB 439 Modifies the statute on endangerment of a child in the second degree
Sponsor: Bartle
LR Number: 1744S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 3/2/2005 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S338
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2005

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SB 439 - Under this act, a person who operates a vehicle in violation of the statutes concerning involuntary manslaughter, assault in the second degree, diving while intoxicated, and driving with excessive blood alcohol content, while a child who is less than 17 years old is present shall be guilty of endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree.

Such offense is a Class A misdemeanor unless committed as part of a ritual or ceremony, in which case, it is a Class D felony.

This act is similar to certain provisions of CCS/SS/SCS/HCS/HB 353 (2005) & HCS/SS/SCS/SBs 37 et al.

SUSAN HENDERSON