Wed., February 15, 2012 7:30am (EST)

Lawmaker Proposes Georgia 'Caylee's Law'
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
In June 2008, Anthony's 2-year-old daughter was last seen at the Orlando home the mother shared with family members. Anthony spent the next month claiming the child was with an imaginary nanny. That delay has sparked proposals Georgia and other states to require parents to quickly report missing children. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/spweber/3955724047/>Stan Weber via Flickr</a>.)
In June 2008, Anthony's 2-year-old daughter was last seen at the Orlando home the mother shared with family members. Anthony spent the next month claiming the child was with an imaginary nanny. That delay has sparked proposals Georgia and other states to require parents to quickly report missing children. (Photo Courtesy of Stan Weber via Flickr.)
A Republican lawmaker wants to allow prosecutors to bring charges against parents who do not quickly report missing children.

Rep. B.J. Pak of Lilburn filed a bill Tuesday called "Caylee Anthony's Law." It was inspired by the acquittal last year in Florida of Casey Anthony on murder charges.

In June 2008, Anthony's 2-year-old daughter was last seen at the Orlando home the mother shared with family members. Anthony spent the next month claiming the child was with an imaginary nanny.

Pak's proposal would also change the penalties for concealing the death of another person. Similar proposals have surfaced in more than a dozen states.