HB 779: Pregnant Women in Custody
GENERAL BILL by Hart
3/29 Favorable with CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee
4/6 Added to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee agenda
SB 730: Pregnant Women in Custody
GENERAL BILL by Jones
Pregnant Women in Custody; 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.