'Caylee's Law' Moving Forward in Fla. Legislature

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A bill inspired by the Caylee Anthony case is advancing in the Florida Legislature, just don't call it "Caylee's Law."

The Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Thursday approved the measure that would make it a felony to give police false information about a missing child who dies or is seriously injured. The maximum penalty would be five years in prison for each false statement.

Sen. Joe Negron said his bill would avoid unintended consequences that could result from other measures in response to Casey Anthony's acquittal of murdering Caylee, her 2-year-old daughter, in Orlando. They would set deadlines for parents to report missing or deceased children. Some have been dubbed "Caylee's Law."

Negron, though, won't even mention Caylee or her mother. He simply calls it "the Orlando case."

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  • by rodsmith on Jan 12, 2012 at 11:03 PM
    LOL what a pity you would think a politician which usualy means LAWYER would know we ALREADY have laws that cover this FRAUD Falsafing govt documents - i.e POLICE REPORTS PERJURY the state has cut the budge 7 billion dollar so far and still needs to find ANOTHER 2 BILLION to cut! So why are these idiots wasting our limited tax dollares on this stupidity!
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