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« on: July 14, 2011, 05:20:19 PM »

Just got this reply!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for contacting me with your ideas regarding Caylee's Law. I appreciate hearing from you.

It is very helpful to me to hear from constituents across the state on the issues that matter most to them. Your suggestions are thoughtful and deserve further consideration.

My staff will review your correspondence and keep it in mind in case this issue is considered further in the Senate. Many of the bills I have introduced during my time in Congress have originated from ideas sent to me by constituents.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts. Please feel free to contact my office again about issues before the United States Senate.


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Richard J. Durbin
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 09:09:16 AM »

http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/273121/3/Illinois-lawmakers-to-discuss-Caylees-Law
Illinois lawmakers to discuss 'Caylee's Law'
7:12 AM, Aug 23, 2011

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House Bill 3801 was introduced by Illinois state lawmakers earlier this month.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=3801&GAID=11&GA=97&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=61970&SessionID=84
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 02:58:31 PM »

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/casey-anthony-trial-inspires-legislation-in-illinois-and-missouri/article_b144afce-4e8c-11e1-8f22-001a4bcf6878.html
Casey Anthony trial inspires legislation in Illinois and Missour
Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 10:57 am |

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Illinois and Missouri joined states including Florida, New York, Oklahoma and West Virginia in pushing legislation that would result in criminal charges if parents did not report missing children within a 24-hour deadline.

Illinois state Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, has filed legislation proposing that parents or legal guardians failing to report a child under the age of 13 missing within a 24-hour period will be charged with a class 4 felony, facing one to three years in prison and fines up to $25,000.

Missouri state Rep. Billy Pat Wright, R-Dexter, filed legislation early this year that would charge parents failing to report a missing child within 24 hours with a Class A misdemeanor, facing up to one year in jail and up to $1000 in fines.

"Protecting children is one of the most important things we can do as legislators," Franks said.

Franks said his office received a significant number of calls last summer during the Anthony murder trial, which moved him to file the legislation in August.

Franks said his office is fixing language of the bill to address concerns that the legislation doesn't account for, like misunderstandings, for example, "if a child went off to camp for a month" and there was some explainable reason the parent didn't know. He will be discussing the bill in committee next week.

Currently, only one state has passed a legal 24-hour deadline on parents who are reporting a missing child. New Jersey passed legislation almost identical to Franks' proposed legislation early this year.

The Illinois bill is HB3804 and the Missouri bill is HB1167.
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 04:06:22 PM »

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Illinois Senate debating Casey Anthony-style law
Kurt Erickson | Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 1:43 pm

SPRINGFIELD — A Senate panel began considering legislation Wednesday designed to tighten state laws for parents who fail to report missing children.

The proposal debated by the Senate Criminal Law Committee comes in reaction to a Florida jury’s acquittal in July of Casey Anthony, who was facing charges in the death of her daughter, Caylee.

Read more: http://www.qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/illinois-senate-debating-casey-anthony-style-law/article_803da138-528d-11e1-ae52-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz1lpI5yilt
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 05:55:19 PM »

http://www.stltoday.com/illinois-house-passes-two-missing-child-bills-in-reaction-to/article_c05a4afa-688b-11e1-89d2-001a4bcf6878.html

Illinois House passes two missing-child bills in reaction to Caylee case
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 1:27 pm |

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. • The Illinois House today passed two bills that would charge parents with felonies if they don't report when their children are missing or die.

The bills both are in reaction to the Casey Anthony case that shocked the nation last year. Anthony is the Florida mother who allegedly waited a month to inform authorities that her young daughter, Caylee Anthony, was missing. Casey Anthony was ultimately acquitted of murder charges.

The two bills that passed today in Illinois both require parents to call police within certain time frames when a child is missing or dies.

One sponsor, Rep. Jack Franks, D-Woodstock, noted the oddity of having to legislate such a rule. "Unfortunately, it appears we need a criminal law to require it," he said during floor debate. "I believe this law will serve as a model for the rest of the nation."

Franks' bill (HB3804) would set a 24 deadline for parents to report a missing child of 13 or younger, with a one-hour deadline if the child is under 2.

The other bill (HB3801), by Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, would set a 48-hour deadline for reporting the disappearance of any child under 13.
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Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/illinois-house-passes-two-missing-child-bills-in-reaction-to/article_c05a4afa-688b-11e1-89d2-001a4bcf6878.html#ixzz1oTQqoR00
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 06:08:16 PM »

http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/caylee-s-law-advances-but-faces-criticism/article_1b924514-6885-11e1-8693-001871e3ce6c.html

Caylee’s Law advances, but faces criticism
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 12:39 pm

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation inspired by a Florida jury’s acquittal in July of Casey Anthony advanced in the Illinois Senate on Wednesday, but not without some harsh words about the proposal.

The measure, which was approved by the Senate Criminal Law committee, would make it a Class 4 felony if a parent fails to notify officials in a timely manner if their child is missing or dead.

In the case of Anthony, she waited a month to notify authorities that her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, was dead.

Senators noted there already are laws in place that would apply to situations similar to the case, which was covered extensively by television crime analysts such as Nancy Grace.
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The legislation is Senate Bill 2537.

Read more: http://www.qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/caylee-s-law-advances-but-faces-criticism/article_1b924514-6885-11e1-8693-001871e3ce6c.html#ixzz1oTVK7yaM
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2012, 08:33:14 AM »

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-mct-brief-caylees-law-gains-momentum-in-illinois-20120503,0,1753194.story
BRIEF: Caylee's Law gains momentum in Illinois Legislature
Brianna Ehley St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 3, 2012


Illinois lawmakers are moving forward with legislation that would criminalize parents who fail to report their child missing within 24 hours.

The House Criminal Law committee today passed "Caylee's Law" legislation that would make failing to report a child under 13 missing within a 24-hour timeframe a Class 4 felony for parents or guardians. Under the measure, children two and under must be reported missing within an hour of their parent or guardian learning of their disappearance
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The Illinois measure, SB2537, passed unanimously and will be sent to the House floor for debate.
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2012, 09:16:48 AM »

http://illinois.statehousenewsonline.com/8715/illinois-general-assembly-sends-caylees-law-to-quinn/
IL lawmakers send ‘Caylee’s Law’ to Quinn
May 31, 2012

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois General Assembly on Thursday sent to Gov. Pat Quinn legislation resulting from the Casey Anthony murder trial.

House lawmakers on Thursday unanimously passed a measure requiring parents or guardians of any missing child 13 years old or younger to notify police within 24 hours. Children 2 years old and younger must be reported missing within one hour of their disappearance.
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Under the measure, failing to promptly report children missing is considered a Class 4 felony, punishable by one to three years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.
 
Senate Bill 2537 also outlines the number of hours that parents and guardians have to report the death of a child, and it makes it a felony for people to threaten social workers and case workers.
 
State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Woodstock, sponsored the legislation, dubbed "Caylee's Law."
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2012, 03:14:46 PM »

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/25/4756199/caylee-anthony-case-inspires-new.html

Caylee Anthony case inspires new Illinois law
Published: Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 - 1:09 am

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A new Illinois law makes it a felony for parents to stay silent if a child dies or disappears.
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Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Illinois law Friday. It says parents or legal guardians must report a death or disappearance within 24 hours if the child is under 13. The time limit is reduced to one hour for children under 2.

It takes effect immediately.
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The bill is SB2357.

Online: http://www.ilga.gov

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/25/4756199/caylee-anthony-case-inspires-new.html#storylink=cpy
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2013, 01:11:45 PM »

http://www.nwherald.com/2012/12/21/from-cellphones-to-fees-new-state-laws-take-effect-today/ab8a4ae/
From cellphones to fees, new state laws take effect today
January 1, 2013

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• In response to the Casey Anthony case in Florida, the Illinois General Assembly increased penalties for failing to report the disappearance or death of a child 13 years old or younger. The law also allows authorities to charge parents or other caretakers, also of children 13 years or younger, to be charged with obstruction of justice if they lie to police during the investigation of the child’s death or disappearance.

Anthony was found not guilty in July 2011 of first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. She was found guilty of four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to police.
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2013, 01:16:22 PM »

http://wuisnews.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/caylees-law-indicative-of-legislative-reaction-to-crime/
“Caylee’s Law” Indicative Of Legislative Reaction To Crime
December 31, 2012

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After a jury acquitted Casey Anthony, several Illinois lawmakers competed to make it illegal to NOT report the death or disappearance of one’s child to the authorities.
They called it Caylee’s Law, and Democratic Representative Jack Franks, from Marengo, won the race.  He debated the measure earlier this year:

FRANKS  “Though it may seem untenable that any parent would fail to report their child’s death, unfortunately it appears that we need a criminal law that requires it.”

But critics say this is already covered by Illinois’ obstruction of justice laws.
Democratic Senator Bill Haine of Alton is a former state’s attorney.

HAINE “This is a purely political act. And it will be forgotten in a fortnight after it passes.”

Nevertheless, the measure was approved without a single lawmaker voting “no.” (Brian Mackey)
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