Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 35-47-4.5-3.

Synopsis: Laser pointers. Amends the definition of "public safety officer" to include a town police officer, for purposes of making it a crime to direct a laser pointer at a town police officer without the officer's consent.

Effective: July 1, 2001.


    January 11, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.


First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)

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    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 35-47-4.5-3; (01)IN1547.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 35-47-4.5-3 , AS ADDED BY P.L.70-2000, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "public safety officer" means:
        (1) a state police officer;
        (2) a county sheriff;
        (3) a county police officer;
        (4) a correctional officer;
        (5) an excise police officer;
        (6) a county police reserve officer;
        (7) a city police officer;
        (8) a city police reserve officer;
        (9) a town police officer;
         (10) a conservation enforcement officer;
        (10) (11) a town marshal;
        (11) (12) a deputy town marshal;
        (12) (13) a state university police officer appointed under

IC 20-12-3.5 ;
        (13) (14) a probation officer;
        (14) (15) a firefighter (as defined in IC 9-18-34-1 );
        (15) (16) an emergency medical technician; or
        (16) (17) a paramedic.