NH’s “Caylee Anthony” Bill Would Require Parents To Report Missing Kids

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers are planning on filing legislation named after toddler Caylee Anthony that would make it a crime to fail to report a child’s disappearance.

State Sen. David Boutin, a Hooksett Republican, is working on a version of what is being called Caylee’s Law in honor of the dead Florida toddler whose mother did not report her missing for a month.

House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt, a Salem Republican, also intends to ask the House Rules Committee to allow him to introduce a bill after the deadline. Bettencourt said his bill probably would give parents 48 to 72 hours to report the child missing before they face criminal charges.

In a highly publicized case, Casey Anthony was acquitted last week of murder in her daughter’s death.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,179 other followers