TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A special Florida Senate panel is continuing its discussion of potential child protection legislation.
The select committee was formed in response to Casey Anthony's acquittal this year on a charge of murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.
The panel is meeting again Thursday.
Legislation has been filed to require that parents report children missing within 12, 24 or 48 hours and the death of a child within one or two hours.
Caylee was not reported missing until 31 days after she disappeared in the summer of 2008.
Law enforcement officials, though, say such a law could have unintended consequences.
That includes the mistaken belief the deadline instead is a waiting period.