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SB 100: Pregnant Women in Custody


Pregnant Women in Custody; Citing this act as "Ava’s Law"; requiring that, upon her request, every female arrested and not released on bond within 72 hours after arrest be administered a pregnancy test within a specified timeframe; requiring each municipal detention facility or county detention facility to notify each arrested female upon booking at the facility of her right to request a pregnancy test; 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; authorizing a judge to impose specified sanctions for another criminal conviction or a violation of the terms and conditions ordered by the judge, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 3/8/2024 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/4/2023 Senate • Filed
10/17/2023 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Fiscal Policy
1/9/2024 Senate • Introduced
3/8/2024 Senate • Died in Criminal Justice