Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1328

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 35-45-2-6.

Synopsis: Interference with newspaper distribution. Provides that a person who exerts unauthorized control over a newspaper with the intent to interfere with the distribution of the newspaper commits interference with newspaper distribution, a Class C misdemeanor.

Effective: July 1, 2003.





Adams T, Young D




    January 14, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.







Introduced

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1328



    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 35-45-2-6; (03)IN1328.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 35-45-2-6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 6. (a) As used in this section, "exert control over a newspaper" means to obtain, take, carry, lead away, conceal, abandon, sell, convey, encumber, or possess a newspaper, or to secure, transfer, or extend a right to a newspaper.
    (b) Under this section, a person's control over a newspaper of another person is "unauthorized" if it is exerted:
        (1) without the other person's consent; or
        (2) in a manner or to an extent other than that to which the other person has consented.
    (c) As used in this section, "newspaper" includes a newspaper that is distributed on a complimentary or compensatory basis.
    (d) A person who knowingly or intentionally exerts unauthorized control over a newspaper with the intent to interfere with the distribution of the newspaper commits interference with newspaper distribution, a Class C misdemeanor.

SOURCE: ; (03)IN1328.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003] IC 35-45-2-6 , as added by this act, applies only to offenses committed after June 30, 2003.