Session of 1999
HOUSE BILL No. 2375
By Committee on Judiciary
9 AN ACT concerning crimes and punishment; endangering a child;
10 amending K.S.A. 21-3608 and repealing the existing section.
12 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13 Section 1. K.S.A. 21-3608 is hereby amended to read as follows: 21-
14 3608. (a) Endangering a child is intentionally and unreasonably causing
15 or permitting a child under the age of 18 years to be placed in a situation
16 in which the child's life, body or health may be injured or endangered.
17 (b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to mean a child is en-
18 dangered for the sole reason the child's parent or guardian, in good faith,
19 selects and depends upon spiritual means alone through prayer, in ac-
20 cordance with the tenets and practice of a recognized church or religious
21 denomination, for the treatment or cure of disease or remedial care of
22 such child.
23 (c) Endangering a child is:
24 (1) A class A person misdemeanor
25 (2) a severity level 5, person felony when done in the commission of,
26 attempt to commit, or flight from a felony crime as defined in the criminal
27 code of this state or in any other statute of this state.
28 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 21-3608 is hereby repealed.
29 Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
30 publication in the statute book.