Reprinted

January 19, 2000






HOUSE BILL No. 1015

_____


DIGEST OF HB1015 (Updated January 18, 2000 4:41 PM - DI 100)



Citations Affected: IC 35-47.

Synopsis: Regulation of laser pointers. Makes it a Class B misdemeanor for a person to knowingly or intentionally direct light from a laser pointer at a law enforcement officer in a certain manner.

Effective: July 1, 2000.





Cook , Ayres, Ruppel




    November 23, 1999, read first time and referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.
    January 13, 2000, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    January 18, 2000, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





Reprinted

January 19, 2000

Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


PRINTING CODE. Amendments: Whenever an existing statute (or a section of the Indiana Constitution) is being amended, the text of the existing provision will appear in this style type, additions will appear in this style type, and deletions will appear in this style type.
Additions: Whenever a new statutory provision is being enacted (or a new constitutional provision adopted), the text of the new provision will appear in this style type. Also, the word NEW will appear in that style type in the introductory clause of each SECTION that adds a new provision to the Indiana Code or the Indiana Constitution.
Conflict reconciliation: Text in a statute in this style type or this style type reconciles conflicts between statutes enacted by the 1999 General Assembly.

HOUSE BILL No. 1015



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning criminal law and procedure.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 35-47-4.5; (00)HB1015.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 35-47-4.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]:
     Chapter 4.5. Regulation of Laser Pointers
    Sec. 1. This chapter does not apply to the use of a laser pointer:
        (1) for educational purposes by individuals engaged in an organized meeting or training class; or
        (2) during the normal course of work or trade activities.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "laser pointer" means a device that emits:
        (1) light amplified by the stimulated emission of radiation that is visible to the human eye; or
        (2) any other electromagnetic radiation.
    Sec. 3. A person who knowingly or intentionally directs light or any other electromagnetic radiation from a laser pointer at a law enforcement officer in a manner that:
        (1) harasses;
        (2) endangers; or
        (3) causes reasonable apprehension or fear of bodily harm to;
the law enforcement officer commits a Class B misdemeanor.