Hawaii is the 48th state to enact Baby Safe Haven legislation.
In early July 2007, Hawaii enacted Baby Safe Haven legislation, after legislators successfully voted to override Governor Lingle’s earlier veto of the bill. With House Bill 1830 now law, Hawaii becomes the 48th state to enact Safe Havens. This new law provides immunity from prosecution for leaving an unharmed newborn at certain safe havens within 72 hours of birth, as well as immunity from liability for personnel at the safe havens for receiving a newborn. Only Alaska and Nebraska remain without laws that allow desperate birth mothers to relinquish their newborns legally.