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Missouri Bill Expanding the Definition of ‘Neglect’ (HB 1176)

This law was last updated on Oct 22, 2017


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Missouri

Number

HB 1176

Status

Failed to Pass

Sponsors

Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1

Topics

Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

Full Bill Text

www.house.mo.gov

HB 1176 would expand the definition of “neglect” to include:

“Causing a child to be born with a controlled substance, as defined under section 195.010, present in the child’s bodily fluids or bodily substances as a result of the pregnant mother knowingly using a controlled substance before the birth of the child.”

Under Missouri law, the offense of abuse or neglect of a child is a felony.

Related Legislation

Similar to HB 252.


People

Primary Sponsor