Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops Updates

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HB 59 (Ahern) provides that a person who engages in criminal conduct that causes the death of, or injury to, an unborn child commits a criminal offense separate from the offense against the mother. The bill was passed Monday by its second and final committee of reference, House Judiciary (13-3), and goes next to the House floor. FCCB supports this measure, which is law in 37 other states and at the federal level. Senate companion, SB 162 (Stargel), is now in Rules. It passed two committees prior to the start of session, Criminal Justice (5-2) and Judiciary (6-2). Click here to read more updates. Also, click here.

 

 

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HB 59 (Ahern) provides that a person who engages in criminal conduct that causes the death of, or injury to, an unborn child commits a criminal offense separate from the offense against the mother. The bill was passed Monday by its second and final committee of reference, House Judiciary (13-3), and goes next to the House floor. FCCB supports this measure, which is law in 37 other states and at the federal level. Senate companion, SB 162 (Stargel), is now in Rules. It passed two committees prior to the start of session, Criminal Justice (5-2) and Judiciary (6-2). Click here to read more updates. Also, click here.