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SB18-068

False Reporting Of An Emergency

Concerning criminalizing false reports.
Session:
2018 Regular Session
Subject:
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

False reporting - false reporting of an emergency - restitution - venue. Under current law, there is a crime of false reporting to authorities. The act creates a crime of false reporting of an emergency by criminalizing an act of false reporting to authorities that includes a false report of an imminent threat to the safety of a person or persons by use of a deadly weapon. The act makes false reporting of an emergency a class 1 misdemeanor, but it is a class 4 felony if the emergency response results in serious bodily injury and a class 3 felony if the response results in death. If a person is convicted of false reporting of an emergency, the court is required to order the defendant to pay restitution in an amount equal to the cost of the emergency response. For purposes of the crime of false reporting to authorities and false reporting of an emergency, the defendant may be tried in the county where the defendant made the report, the county where the false report was communicated to law enforcement, or the county where law enforcement responded to the false report.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status

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Passed
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Bill Text

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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