Ralph Caputo Latest NJ Lawmaker To Introduce A Version Of ‘Caylee’s Law’
TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An Essex County Democrat is the latest New Jersey lawmaker to introduce a version of “Caylee’s Law,” named after the Florida toddler whose mother was just acquitted of murdering her.
WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell With Assemblyman Caputo
Casey Anthony didn’t report her daughter missing for more than a month. Her trial was covered extensively on cable television.
Assemblyman Ralph Caputo’s bill requires parents to report missing children within 12 hours.
Sen. Nick Sacco and Assemblyman John Wisniewski are sponsoring legislation making it a felony not to report a death or to wait more than a day before telling authorities a child has gone missing.
Meanwhile, Assembly Republicans Domenick DiCicco, John Amodeo and Vince Polistina’s bill strengthens penalties for failing to report a missing child.
At least 16 states have introduced a Caylee’s Law.
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