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HB 363: Pregnant Women in Custody

GENERAL BILL by Hart ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Benjamin ; Eskamani ; Hinson ; Jenne ; Robinson, F. ; Valdés ; Woodson

Pregnant Women in Custody; Designates act "Ava's Law"; requires that every female arrested & not released on bond within 72 hours after arrest be administered pregnancy test within specified timeframe, upon her request; requires that, if pregnant woman is convicted of crime & sentenced to incarceration of any length, sentencing judge provide her opportunity to defer imposed sentence until specified time after delivery; authorizes sentencing judge to order pregnant woman to comply with certain terms & conditions during deferral; requires that woman be offered, & receive upon her request, specified services within 10 days after deferral ends; requires collection & reporting of specified information.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/14/2022 House - Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    10/20/2021 House • Filed
    11/5/2021 House • Referred to Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
    • Referred to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
    • Referred to Judiciary Committee
    • Now in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
    1/11/2022 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
    3/12/2022 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    3/14/2022 House • Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee

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  • HB 363, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 10/20/2021 at 10:13 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 630 (c1) Pregnant Women in Custody Jones Similar Last Action: 3/14/2022 H Died in Messages

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    907.033 Page 2 (pdf)
    925.13 Page 3 (pdf)

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