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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 9, 2015 10:48 AM
From: Representative Matthew E. Baker
To: All House members
Subject: Amending Title 42 - Statute of Limitations
 
In the near future I will be reintroducing legislation (former HB 586) which provides minor amendments to Section 5551 and 5552 of Title 42. That is amending the statute of limitations for infanticide to be on par with the crimes of homicide. Infanticide is homicide and should be treated as such. Additionally, it will also change the statute of limitations for illegal abortions performed after 24 weeks gestation to five years. These were both recommendations directly from the grand jury based on their frustration for not being able to charge Dr. Gosnell for crimes they had evidence he committed, but which were outside the present statute of limitations time frame.

I have attached a copy of the legislation for your review.

PREVIOUS COSPONSORS: TAYLOR , PICKETT , METCALFE , STERN , KORTZ , AUMENT, CUTLER , FLECK , CAUSER , KAUFFMAN , KNOWLES, HESS , C. HARRIS , ROCK , HICKERNELL , MILLARD , HARHART , GROVE, OBERLANDER, DENLINGER , MILNE , SWANGER , GILLEN, MURT , CLYMER , QUINN , COX and ENGLISH

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Introduced as HB611