2003-2004 Regular Session - SB 10
Cruelty to children; crime of endangerment; sexual abuse; prosecution
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 5 of Chapter 5 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to cruelty to children, so as to add a nonmerger provision for the offense of cruelty to children in the second degree; to provide for the crime of endangerment of a child under the age of 16; to provide that the offense is in addition to other punishment; to amend Code Section 16-12-1 of the O.C.G.A., relating to contributing to the delinquency, unruliness, or deprivation of a minor, so as to redefine the term "serious injury" to include sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 16 years; to amend Code Section 17-3-2.1 of the O.C.G.A., relating to prosecution of certain offenses, so as to extend the time from which the applicable period within which a prosecution must be commenced begins to run; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Jan/16/2003 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/15/2003 - Senate Hopper