|SB 0274||Creates the crime of infanticide with an exception for preserving the life of the child or mother|
|LR Number:||S0851.02C||Fiscal Note:||0851-02|
|Committee:||Public Health and Welfare|
|Last Action:||05/14/99 - 001 S Calendar S Bills for Perfection w/SCS||Journal page:|
|Title:||SCS SB 274|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1999|
SCS/SB 274 - This substitute creates the crime of infanticide for certain partial birth abortion procedures. The act contains definitions of "born", "partially born" and "serious physical injury"; prohibits partial birth abortions as infanticide, unless necessary to preserve the life of or prevent serious physical injury to the mother; prohibits prosecution of the mother; and provides that infanticide is a Class A felony. The phrase "irrespective of the duration of pregnancy" is deleted from the act and replaced with a "post-viability" limitation. "Post-viability" is also added to section 565.300.
This substitute is substantially similar to SB 345 and