Legislation: Florida: HB 59 – Offenses Against Unborn Children

Legislation: Florida: HB 59 – Offenses Against Unborn Children

General Bill   by Ahern (CO-SPONSORS) Baxley; Spano

Offenses Against Unborn Children: Creates “Florida Unborn Victims of Violence Act”; provides rule of construction that person who engages in conduct that violates Florida Criminal Code or criminal offense defined by another statute & causes death of, or bodily injury to unborn child commits separate offense if such offense is not specifically provided for; provides for penalties; specifies that certain types of knowledge or intent are not necessary for such offense; provides exceptions; revises definitions & terminology.

Effective Date: October 1, 2014

Last Event: Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee on Monday, October 07, 2013 5:23 PM

Read bill (25 pages) here

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