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H779/S730 Pregnant Women in Custody

Updated: Apr 7, 2023

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.





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