‘Caylee’s Law’ unanimously approved in Assembly

TRENTON – The Assembly unanimously passed A4297, or the so-called “Caylee’s Law,” which increases the penalties for failing to report a death – and makes it a crime for failing to report a missing child – from a disorderly person’s offense to a fourth-degree crime.

The vote was 69-0.

The current penalty is punishable by six months in jail, a $1,000 fine, or both. With this bill, the charges increase to 18 months in jail, a $10,000 fine, or both.

The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman John Wisniewski,  is named for Caylee Anthony, a Florida child who was missing for 31 days before her disappearance was reported by her grandmother.  Caylee’s mother, Casey Anthony, was found not guilty of her daughter’s murder.

 

‘Caylee’s Law’ unanimously approved in Assembly