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False Reporting Of Emergency

Concerning false reporting of an emergency.
2023 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The bill adds that the false reporting of a mass shooting or active shooter in a public or private place or vehicle that transports people or property is a class 6 felony.

The bill specifies that false reporting of an emergency is a class 1 misdemeanor if the threat causes the occupants of a building, place of assembly, or facility to be issued a shelter-in-place order, or the threat results in the initiation of a standard response protocol in response to the false report.

The bill adds to the "Victim Rights Act" that a crime includes the false reporting of an emergency that is bias motivated.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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