Existing law makes it a crime to knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly expose a child to a controlled substance, chemical substance, or drug paraphernalia
This bill would clarify the term "child" to include an unborn child in utero at any stage of development regardless of viability. This bill would establish venue for prosecution for exposure in utero in the county where the child is born
This bill would create a rebuttable presumption of exposure in utero if both the mother and the child test positive for the same controlled substance not prescribed by a physician
To amend Section 26-15-3.2, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide that the term "child" includes an unborn child; to establish venue; and to create a rebuttable presumption of exposing a child in utero to a controlled substance if both the mother and the child test positive for the same controlled substance not prescribed by a physician.
|February 7, 2012
|Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Health
|SB31 Alabama 2012 Session - Introduced