SB 1004 Increases the penalty for endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree when the person creates a substantial risk to the life of a child under the age or 5 by shaking him or her
Sponsor: Schaefer
LR Number: 5164S.01I Fiscal Note: 5164-01N.ORG
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 4/19/2010 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee (5164S.04C) Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2010

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SCS/SB 1004 - Currently, the statute establishing the crime of endangering the welfare of a minor is known as "Hope's Law". This act renames it "Hope's, Karra's and Jocelyn's Law".

Under this act, endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree is an unclassified felony with an authorized term of imprisonment not to exceed twenty years when the person when the person creates a substantial risk to the life of a child under the age of five by shaking him or her. Currently, such crime is a class C felony, punishable by 1 to 7 years of imprisonment.

This act is similar to HB 2186 (2010).

SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE