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CS/HB 779: Restraint of Incarcerated Pregnant Women

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice Subcommittee ; Reed

Restraint of Incarcerated Pregnant Women; Prohibits use of restraints on prisoner known to be pregnant during labor, delivery, & postpartum recovery unless corrections official makes individualized determination that prisoner presents extraordinary circumstance requiring restraints; provides that doctor, nurse, or other health care professional treating prisoner may request that restraints not be used, in which case corrections officer or other official accompanying prisoner shall remove all restraints; requires that any restraint applied must be done in least restrictive manner, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 House - Died on Calendar
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/16/2011 House • Filed
3/3/2011 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Rulemaking and Regulation Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 66
3/8/2011 House • Introduced -HJ 66
4/4/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 04/06/11, 9:00 am, 404 HOB
4/6/2011 House • CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 4 -HJ 588
4/7/2011 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 586
4/8/2011 House • Original reference(s) removed: Rulemaking and Regulation Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 600
• Now in Appropriations Committee -HJ 600
4/13/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 04/15/11, 9:45 am, Webster Hall --Not considered
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 04/15/11, 11:30 am or upon adjournment of session, Webster Hall
4/15/2011 House • Favorable by Appropriations Committee; YEAS 22 NAYS 0 -HJ 672
4/18/2011 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 672
4/19/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/21/11, 11:00 am, 404 HOB
4/21/2011 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 766
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 766
5/7/2011 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died on Calendar