Fremont Lawmaker Authors Bill On Child Death Reporting

FREMONT (KCBS) – A Fremont assemblyman has co-authored a bill to make it a felony for parents to not promptly report the death or disappearance of their child.

More than a dozen states are now considering similar proposals in response to the death of two-year-old Caylee Anthony in Florida.

Casey Anthony was acquitted or murder in connection with the death of her daughter Caylee.

Anthony waited more than a month to report her daughter missing, but that is not a crime because Florida had no mandatory reporting law. Neither does California.

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

“It’s one of these holes that occur,” Fremont Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski said. His bill would require parents to report the death or disappearance of a child under the age of 14 within 24 hours.

“You should have that obligation as a guardian to report the death of a child,” he said.

A similar bill has also been introduced by three other California assemblymembers.

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