SB 676 Criminalizes prenatal drug or alcohol use
Sponsor: Goodman
LR Number: 1063S.04I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 3/5/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S400
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 676 - A person commits child abuse when knowing that she is pregnant, chronically and severely exposes an unborn child to alcohol or a controlled substance during pregnancy and such child, at birth, is demonstrably adversely affected by such exposure. Child abuse is a Class C felony.

A person commits child endangerment in the second degree when knowing that she is pregnant, chronically and severely exposes an unborn child to a controlled substance during pregnancy. Child endangerment is a Class A misdemeanor.

If a person pleads guilty to or is found guilty of such offenses, the court shall order a juvenile officer to take the child into protective custody.

SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE