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.
January 7, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal and
January 24, 2002, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
criminal law and procedure.
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.