State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Oakdale, whose district includes the Lodi area, will conduct a press conference on Friday to introduce a bill he’s co-sponsoring called Caylee’s Law.
The legislation would charge parents and guardians with a felony if they fail to report a missing child under 12 years old within 48 hours, or the death of a child under 18 years within two hours.
The legislation was motivated by the case of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, whose mother was acquitted of murder in Florida but convicted of lying to authorities about the girl’s whereabouts, according to a news release from Berryhill’s office.
The press conference will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office, 929 L St., Fresno.
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