Under current law, there is a crime of retaliation against a judge if an individual makes a credible threat or commits an act of harassment or an act of harm or injury upon a person or property as retaliation or retribution against a judge.
The crime is a class 4 felony. The bill adds elected officials and their families to the crime. The bill creates a similar crime if an individual makes a credible threat or commits an act of harassment as retaliation or retribution against an elected official or the official's family. Retaliation against an elected official is a class 1 misdemeanor unless committed by means of a credible threat, then it is a class 6 felony. The bill makes following appropriations from the general fund to the department of corrections to comply with the 5-year corrections appropriation requirement:
- For fiscal year 2022-23 $16,279;
- For fiscal year 2023-24 $18,415;
- For fiscal year 2024-25 $18,415; and
- For fiscal year 2025-26 $18,415.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)