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Montana Referendum on Unborn Victim of Violence Act (HB 638)

This law was last updated on Apr 16, 2015


State

Montana

Number

HB 638

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Mar 27, 2013

Sponsors

Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1

Topics

Fetal Homicide

Full Bill Text

leg.mt.gov

HB 638 would have amended criminal statutes related to homicide to include acts against an “unborn child.”  The bill would have made an offense a “deliberate homicide” if someone knowingly caused the death of an unborn child, or if they attempted any other forcible felony and ultimately caused the death of an unborn child.

The bill would have made an offense a “mitigated deliberate homicide” if a person caused the death of an unborn child, but did so under extreme mental or emotional stress.

The bill was meant to be submitted to the Montana electorate on the ballot at the general election in November, 2014.

STATUS

Died in standing committee.


People

Primary Sponsor