January 25, 2002





SENATE BILL No. 214

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DIGEST OF SB 214 (Updated January 23, 2002 7:16 PM - DI 106)



Citations Affected: IC 35-45; noncode.

Synopsis: Interference with emergency communication. Provides that a person who prevents another individual from making a 911 telephone call, obtaining medical treatment, or making a report to a law enforcement officer commits interference with the reporting of a crime, a class A misdemeanor.

Effective: July 1, 2002.





Lubbers, Young R Michael, Howard




    January 7, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal and Civil Procedures.
    January 24, 2002, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






January 25, 2002

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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SENATE BILL No. 214



    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:

    SECTION 1. IC 35-45-2-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 5. A person who, with the intent to commit, conceal, or aid in the commission of a crime, knowingly or intentionally prevents an individual from:
        (1) using a 911 emergency telephone system;
        (2) obtaining medical assistance; or
        (3) making a report to a law enforcement officer;
commits interference with the reporting of a crime, a Class A misdemeanor.

    SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002] IC 35-45-2-5, as added by this act, applies only to acts committed after June 30, 2002.