Nebraska senator plans to introduce "Caylee's Law"

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July 15, 2011

Nebraska

OMAHA, Nebraska: Senator Pete Pirsch is the first to announce his intention to introduce his version of Caylee's Law. The bill is named after two-year old Caylee Anthony, whose mother was acquitted in her murder on July 5, 2011. In less than 10 days, an online petition yielded over 1.2 million signatures in favor of a law that would make it a felony for parents or caretakers to withold reporting a child's disappearance for more than 24 hours.[1]

Pirsch is researching the potential wording for the bill and reasonable time period to report a child's death or disappearance. Senators Tony Fulton and Lydia Brasch are also researching Caylee's Law, which at least 20 states have considered passing.[1]

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