North Dakota passes version of Florida's 'Caylee's Law'BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is the latest state to pass its own version of Florida's Caylee's Law.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is the latest state to pass its own version of Florida's Caylee's Law.
The House voted unanimously Thursday to endorse a bill requiring that caretakers meet deadlines in reporting children missing or dead. The bill is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Jack Dalrymple. It requires caretakers to report a child missing within 24 hours of a disappearance and to report a death within two hours.
Florida's Caylee's Law was passed following the death of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, who was not reported missing until 31 days after vanishing in 2008. At least 11 states, including South Dakota, have enacted similar laws.
Sen. Tyler Axness, a Fargo Democrat and the bill's main sponsor, says law enforcement must be notified "while there is still time to act."