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CS/SB 864: Surrendered Newborn Infants

GENERAL BILL by Health Policy ; Baxley

Surrendered Newborn Infants; Authorizing hospitals, emergency medical services stations, and fire stations to use newborn safety devices to accept surrendered newborn infants under certain circumstances; requiring such hospital, emergency medical services station, or fire station to visually check and test the device within specified timeframes; providing additional locations under which the prohibition on the initiation of criminal investigations based solely on the surrendering of a newborn infant applies, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/12/2019 Senate • Filed
11/21/2019 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 65
1/9/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 01/14/20, 2:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 65
• CS by Health Policy; YEAS 7 NAYS 3 -SJ 155
1/15/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
1/16/2020 Senate • Now in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
1/22/2020 Senate • CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 187
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs