Citations Affected: IC 35-42; IC 35-44; IC 35-45.
Synopsis: False reporting. Provides that a person who makes a false
report commits a Class C felony if, in response to the false report, a
physician prescribes diagnostic testing or medical treatment. Makes it
a Class D felony for a person to disseminate a substance with the intent
to cause a reasonable person to believe that the substance is a weapon
of mass destruction. Provides enhanced penalties if dissemination of
the substance results in diagnostic testing, medical treatment, or serious
Effective: July 1, 2002.
January 8, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative
January 16, 2002, reassigned to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.
January 31, 2002, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
criminal law and procedure.
written or oral communication, that:
(1) the person or another person has placed or intends to place an explosive or other destructive substance in a building or transportation facility;
(2) there has been or there will be tampering with a consumer product introduced into commerce; or
(3) there has been or will be placed or introduced a weapon of mass destruction in a building or a place of assembly;
knowing the report to be false commits false reporting, a Class D felony. However, the offense is a Class C felony if, as a result of the false report, a physician prescribes diagnostic testing or medical treatment for any person other than the person who made the false report.
(c) A person who:
(1) gives a false report of the commission of a crime or gives false information in the official investigation of the commission of a crime, knowing the report or information to be false;
(2) gives a false alarm of fire to the fire department of a governmental entity, knowing the alarm to be false;
(3) makes a false request for ambulance service to an ambulance service provider, knowing the request to be false; or
(4) gives a false report concerning a missing child (as defined in IC 10-1-7-2) or gives false information in the official investigation of a missing child knowing the report or information to be false;
commits false informing, a Class B misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Class A misdemeanor if it substantially hinders any law enforcement process or if it results in harm to an innocent person.
otherwise interrelated by distinguishing characteristics that are not
isolated incidents. However, the incidents are a pattern of racketeering
activity only if at least one (1) of the incidents occurred after August
31, 1980, and if the last of the incidents occurred within five (5) years
after a prior incident of racketeering activity.
"Racketeering activity" means to commit, to attempt to commit, to conspire to commit a violation of, or aiding and abetting in a violation of any of the following:
(1) A provision of IC 23-2-1, or of a rule or order issued under IC 23-2-1.
(2) A violation of IC 35-45-9.
(3) A violation of IC 35-47.
(4) A violation of IC 35-49-3.
(5) Murder (IC 35-42-1-1).
(6) Battery as a Class C felony (IC 35-42-2-1).
(7) Kidnapping (IC 35-42-3-2).
(8) Child exploitation (IC 35-42-4-4).
(9) Robbery (IC 35-42-5-1).
(10) Carjacking (IC 35-42-5-2).
(11) Arson (IC 35-43-1-1).
(12) Burglary (IC 35-43-2-1).
(13) Theft (IC 35-43-4-2).
(14) Receiving stolen property (IC 35-43-4-2).
(15) Forgery (IC 35-43-5-2).
(16) Fraud (IC 35-43-5-4(1) through
(17) Bribery (IC 35-44-1-1).
(18) Official misconduct (IC 35-44-1-2).
(19) Conflict of interest (IC 35-44-1-3).
(20) Perjury (IC 35-44-2-1).
(21) Obstruction of justice (IC 35-44-3-4).
(22) Intimidation (IC 35-45-2-1).
(23) Promoting prostitution (IC 35-45-4-4).
(24) Promoting professional gambling (IC 35-45-5-4).
(25) Dealing in or manufacturing cocaine, a narcotic drug, or methamphetamine (IC 35-48-4-1).
(26) Dealing in a schedule I, II, or III controlled substance (IC 35-48-4-2).
(27) Dealing in a schedule IV controlled substance (IC 35-48-4-3).
(28) Dealing in a schedule V controlled substance (IC 35-48-4-4).
(29) Dealing in marijuana, hash oil, or hashish (IC 35-48-4-10).