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Wis. Assembly passes child death reporting bill

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Assembly has passed a bill that lays out new child death reporting requirements.

The bill would require a guardian to report a child's death to police immediately.

A guardian also would have to report a missing child to police within a day if the child is under 13, within two days if the child is between ages 13 and 16 or within three days if the child is 16 or older.

The measure also outlaws moving a child's corpse as well as hiding a corpse to collect government benefits.

The Assembly passed the bill 92-2 on Tuesday. It goes next to the Senate.

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