A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CODIFY THE COMMON LAW THAT IT IS MURDER WHERE A CHILD WHO IS BORN ALIVE DIES AS THE RESULT OF INJURIES INFLICTED PRIOR TO THE CHILD'S BIRTH, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE ACT SHALL BE ENTITLED "LILY'S LAW." Enacted May 8, 2013. Effective December 1, 2013.
Summary date: May 9 2013 - View summary
Summary date: Apr 25 2013 - View summary
Conference report makes the following changes to the 4th edition. Removes the provision in GS 14-17(c) that states nothing is to be construed to apply to an unintentional act or omission committed by the child's birth mother during the pregnancy that culminated in the birth of the child from the statute and places this provision in the uncodified portion of the bill.
Summary date: Apr 4 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 14-17(c) to specify that nothing in the subsection is to be construed to apply to an unintentional act or omission committed by the child's birth mother during the pregnancy that culminated in the birth of the child.
Summary date: Mar 12 2013 - View summary
Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.
SpecifiesthatArticle 6A (Unborn Victims) of GS Chapter 14 is included among thestatutes that remain applicable to offenses that are not described in this act.
Summary date: Feb 20 2013 - View summary
Enacts new GS 14-17(c) to provide that it shall constitute murder where a child is born alive but dies as a result of injuries inflicted prior to the child being born alive. Provides that degree of murder shall be determined pursuant to subsections (a) (defining murder in the first degree) and (b) (defining second degree murder).
Effective December 1, 2013, for offenses committed on or after that date.