HB1146 Creates the crime of leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle.
Sponsor: Bonner, Dennis (51) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: LR Number: 2363L.01I
Last Action: COMMITTEE: CRIMINAL LAW
02/29/2000 - Executive Session Held (H)
HCS VOTED DO PASS
HB1146
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COMMITTEE

HCS HB 1146 -- LEAVING A CHILD UNATTENDED IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

SPONSOR:  Hosmer (Bonner)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Criminal
Law by a vote of 16 to 0.

This substitute creates the crime of leaving a child unattended
in a motor vehicle.  The crime is committed in the first degree
when a child who is 10 years old or younger is knowingly left
unattended in a motor vehicle and fatally injures another person
with the vehicle.  Leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle
in the second degree is committed if a child who is 10 years old
or younger is knowingly left unattended in a motor vehicle and
injures another person with the vehicle.  Knowingly leaving a
child unattended in the first degree is a class C felony.  In
the second degree, the crime is a class A misdemeanor.

FISCAL NOTE:  Not available at time of printing.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that current law does not clearly
apply to situations when children are left unattended in cars
and injure others.  Supporters say that this substitute will
protect unsupervised children from the harm they can do to
themselves and others.

Testifying for the bill were Representatives Bonner and
Griesheimer; and Michelle Struttmann.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Sarah Madden, Legislative Analyst


INTRODUCED

HB 1146 -- Leaving a Child Unattended in a Motor Vehicle

Sponsor:  Bonner

This bill creates the crime of leaving a child unattended in a
motor vehicle.  The crime is committed in the first degree when
a child who is 10 years old or less is knowingly left unattended
in a motor vehicle and is fatally injured or if the child
fatally injures another person with the vehicle.  Leaving a
child unattended in a motor vehicle in the second degree is
committed if a child who is 10 years old or less is knowingly
left unattended in a motor vehicle and is injured or if the
child injures another person with the vehicle.  The crime is
committed in the third degree if a person knowingly leaves a
child 10 years old or less unattended in a vehicle.

Knowingly leaving a child unattended in the first degree is a
class C felony.  In the second degree, the crime is a class A
misdemeanor.  In the third degree, it is a class C misdemeanor.


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