Senate gives first round approval to Safe Haven bill

FILE - Rep. Jan Pauls introduces the Safe Haven anonymity bill on Tuesday in Topeka.

TOPEKA, Kansas – The Kansas Senate has given first round approval to the Safe Haven bill.

The bill was proposed by Representative Jan Pauls of Hutchinson after seeing KSN’s coverage of a woman whose photo was released by police.

It will give complete anonymity to parents dropping off babies at hospitals.

The bill passed the Kansas House weeks ago and recently passed the Senate committee.

The final vote for the bill is expected on Tuesday.

After the Senate, it goes to a joint House/Senate committee because of the minor change the Senate made to the bill.

If it passes a vote, the bill will head to Governor Sam Brownback’s desk.

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