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2003-2004 Regular Session - SB 186
Abandoned Child Protection Act; newborns left at medical facilities; revise penalty
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to enact the "Abandoned Child Protection Act of 2003"; to amend Chapter 10 of Title 19 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to abandonment of spouse or child, so as to revise the criminal penalty for abandonment of a dependent child to a felony; to provide for an exception to such penalty for newborns left at a medical facility pursuant to Chapter 10A of Title 19; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/27/2003 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/26/2003 - Senate Hopper