Alabama Legislature Responds to Caylee Anthony Case

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Montgomery, Ala.
The Alabama Legislature has passed a bill making it a felony for a parent to neglect to promptly notify authorities when their child is missing or dead, in response to the Caylee Anthony case in Florida.

The bill, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Juandalynn Givan of Birmingham, received final passage in the Senate and House Monday and now goes to the governor for his review.

The bill was inspired by Anthony, who was not reported missing for 31 days.

Republican Sen. Bryan Taylor of Prattville says the Anthony case exposed a weakness in Alabama law that the bill corrects. The bill calls for a prison sentence of one to 10 years.