The Senate unanimously passed legislation to expand locations where baby boxes can be used, even as some senators express concerns surrounding the devices.
New legislation would expand last year’s law that legalized the devices meant to serve as a more anonymous way for someone to leave an unwanted newborn.
The federal bill would mean a gun license in one state would be valid in any other state, even those with stricter regulations.
The legislation would not sanction the state’s two existing baby boxes, both of which are in firehouses.
An amendment to legalize baby boxes didn’t get enough support to even take a vote on it.
A Senate committee passed a bill that makes it easier for farmers to charge trespassers.