|SB 0358||Crimes of abandonment|
|Last Action:||04/27/95 - Reported Do Pass H Civil & Criminal Law Committee|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1995|
SCS/SB 358- This act creates two new crimes of abandonment. A person commits child abandonment in the first degree if he abandons a child who is less than four years old in circumstances which are likely to result in serious physical injury or death to the child. Abandonment of a child in the first degree is a Class B felony.
A person commits child abandonment in the second degree if he abandons a child less than eight years old in circumstances which are likely to result in serious physical injury or death to the child. Abandonment of a child in the second degree is a Class D felony.
A person commits abandonment of a corpse if he abandons, disposes, deserts or leaves a corpse without reporting the location of the body to the proper law enforcement officers in that county. Abandonment of a corpse is a Class D felony.
The act also makes the act of "hazing" a Class C felony if the act creates a substantial risk to the life or the person being hazed and adds language that removes consent as a defense to hazing. The definition of hazing was changed to an act which knowingly placed a person at probable risk of loss of life or bodily or psychological harm.
See Truly Agreed To HB 160.