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SB 730: Pregnant Women in Custody


Pregnant Women in Custody; Citing this act as “Ava’s Law”; requiring that every female who is arrested and not released on bond within 72 hours after arrest be administered a pregnancy test within a specified timeframe, upon her request; defining the term “pregnant woman”; authorizing a sentencing court to stay the beginning of the period of incarceration for up to a certain amount of time for a pregnant woman convicted of any offense; requiring that, within 10 days after the end of the stay and the commencement of the woman’s incarceration, she be offered and receive, upon her request, a specified assessment and services, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 5/5/2023 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Fiscal Policy (FP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/13/2023 Senate • Filed
2/23/2023 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Fiscal Policy
3/7/2023 Senate • Introduced
5/5/2023 Senate • Died in Criminal Justice