The state Senate voted 38-0 Monday for a bill that would increase penalties for failing to report a missing child.
The measure, House Bill 600, stems from a problem discovered during the Florida case of Casey Anthony, who for 31 days failed to report that her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, was missing.
Anthony last year was acquitted of first-degree murder charges. She was convicted of misdemeanor counts of providing false information to police officers.
The bill would make it a crime for a caretaker not to report to authorities within two hours after a child under the age of 13 is missing for 12 hours.
The proposal now returns to the House for consideration of one change made in the state Senate.
The House last month passed a near identical version of the bill 93-0.