ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A Maryland lawmaker says the Casey Anthony case has prompted her to propose a bill making it a felony for a parent not to report the death of their child.

Sen. Nancy Jacobs says she received nearly two dozen emails from constituents in Harford and Cecil counties in the days following the verdict in the Florida murder trial. She says they asked that she review Maryland law and find a way to criminalize the act of not reporting the death of one’s child.

Jacobs says the bill would make it a felony for a parent, legal guardian or caretaker not to notify law enforcement of the death of a child within a short period of time after the death is discovered.