Kilah's Law is being proposed in Raleigh at the Senate level. The law was proposed by Senators Tarte, Tucker and Curtis. The bill proposes to increase the penalties for child abuse. This would modify criminal law in North Carolina.
The bill can be read at : http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/Senate/HTML/S70v0.html . For example :
AN ACT to increase the penalty for various criminal offenses of felony child abuse and to require that the official record of a defendant convicted of child abuse or other assaults against a minor indicates that the offense involved child abuse.
"The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. G.S. 14‑318.4 reads as rewritten:
"§ 14‑318.4. Child abuse a felony.
(a) A parent or any other person providing care to or supervision of a child less than 16 years of age who intentionally inflicts any serious physical injury upon or to the child or who intentionally commits an assault upon the child which results in any serious physical injury to the child is guilty of a Class E Class D felony, except as otherwise provided in subsection (a3) of this section.
(a1) Any parent of a child less than 16 years of age, or any other person providing care to or supervision of the child, who commits, permits, or encourages any act of prostitution with or by the child is guilty of child abuse and shall be punished as a Class E Class D felon. "
Therefore the topic of child abuse and its punishment is being addressed in Raleigh at the NC General Assembly. Senators had this bill in their agenda for this week.