ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - Tuesday the Georgia Senate passed a bill that would protect someone who breaks into a hot car to save a child or elderly person.
Senate Bill 34 comes after several high-profile cases last summer.
A Cobb County man is accused of purposely leaving his 22 month old son in a hot car, and killing him.
Some law enforcement officers believe this will help support good Samaritans.
"There's laws out there for law enforcement, emergency personnel, fire department. And now we got this one for civilians, that walking through Walmart sees a child in there, why hesitate and just break the window, whatever you got to do to get the child out," said Leesburg Police Chief Charlie Moore.
The bill, which passed the Senate with a 50 to 2 vote, now goes to the House for consideration.