Lawmakers want safe surrender law changes

May 21, 2009 3:36:35 PM PDT
Two Bay Area lawmakers are hoping the governor will sign a new safe surrender law.

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Under existing law, a mother has 72-hours to legally turn over an infant to a hospital or fire station. The new law would extend the safe surrender allowance to 30-days. The governor has vetoed the same legislation three times.

Just this week, the body of a newborn was found dead in a dumpster outside an apartment complex in Union City.

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