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SB 524: Restraint of Incarcerated Pregnant Women

GENERAL BILL by Joyner ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bullard

Restraint of Incarcerated Pregnant Women; Citing this act as the “Healthy Pregnancies for Incarcerated Women Act"; prohibiting use of restraints on a prisoner known to be pregnant during labor, delivery, and postpartum recovery unless a corrections official makes an individualized determination that the prisoner presents an extraordinary circumstance requiring restraints; restricting the use of certain restraints during the third trimester of pregnancy unless there are significant security concerns documented by the Department of Corrections or correctional institution, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 4/7/2012 - Chapter No. 2012-41
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/12/2011 Senate • Filed
11/2/2011 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice -SJ 46
11/28/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 12/07/11, 2:00 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
12/7/2011 Senate • Favorable by- Criminal Justice; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 111
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 111
1/9/2012 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/10/12
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 46
• Read 2nd time -SJ 10
• Read 3rd time -SJ 10
• Passed; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 10
• Immediately certified -SJ 10
1/11/2012 House • In Messages
3/5/2012 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 1101
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/06/12
• Received -HJ 1101
3/6/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 1134
• Substituted for CS/CS/HB 367 -HJ 1134
• Amendment(s) adopted (603303) -HJ 1134
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/7/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1166
• Passed as amended; YEAS 114 NAYS 1 -HJ 1166
3/7/2012 Senate • In returning messages
3/8/2012 Senate • Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (603303) -SJ 1050
• Passed as amended; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 1052
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 1052
3/30/2012 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/6/2012 • Approved by Governor
4/7/2012 • Chapter No. 2012-41