The law regarding the reporting of missing children has changed in Alabama. Governor Robert Bentley signed Caylee's Law Monday in Montgomery.
The legislation makes it a criminal act not to report a missing or dead child. It's named after the Florida child, Caylee Anthony, whose mother casey was on trial for her murder.
Failing to report a missing child will now be a class-A misdemeanor but will rise to a class-C felony if "willful or reckless regard" for the child results in death or serious injury. The law takes affect August 1st.