Last updated January 7, 2008
Bill: HR 259: Baby Abandonment Prevention Act of 2007
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c110:3:./temp/~c110a1opX8: (type in HR 259)
“To provide for the establishment of a task force within the Bureau of Justice Statistics to gather information about, study, and report to the Congress regarding incidents of abandonment of infant children.”
1/5/05: Introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18); Referred to House committee. Status: referred to the Committee on Education and Labor and House Judiciary Committee.
“An Act relating to infants who are safely surrendered by a parent shortly after birth”
1/16/2007: Introduced and referred to Health, Education and Social Services Committee
2/8/2007: Teleconference hearing–POSTPONED
Bastard Nation’s testimony will be posted after hearing
03/29/2007: Hearing in House Finance Committee
4/11/2007: Referred to rules
5/7/2007: Passes House
5/9/2007: Referred to Senate Judiciary
5/15/2007: Jud Referral waived
5/15/2007: Referred to Rules
5/16/2007 Legislature recesses until 2008
Bill SB 5425
Adds additional locations for safe haven drop offs.
1/19/07 First reading, referred to Human Services & Corrections.
1/30/07 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections
3/2/07 Senate Rules “X” file.