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What is considered “child endangerment?” #billoftheday

By: Sarah Ulmer - February 27, 2018

SB 2308 authored by Senator Browning will take a look at what is considered child endangerment in the state of Mississippi. The bill clarifies who is considered a child, outlines felony child abuse and it’s penalties, and what constitutes as bodily harm.

Senate Bill 2308

  1. SECTION 1. Section 97-5-39, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows: 97-5-39. (1) (a) Except as otherwise provided in this  section, any parent, guardian or other person who intentionally, knowingly or recklessly commits any act or omits the performance of any duty, which act or omission contributes to or tends to contribute to the neglect or delinquency of any child or which act or omission results in the abuse of any child, as defined in Section 43-21-105(m) of the Youth Court Law, or who knowingly aids any child in escaping or absenting himself from the guardianship or custody of any person, agency or institution, or knowingly harbors or conceals, or aids in harboring or concealing, any childwho has absented himself without permission from the guardianship or custody of any person, agency or institution to which the childshall have been committed by the youth court shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment notto exceed one (1) year in jail, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
NOTE: This bill died, literally moments after it was posted.
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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: