HOUSE BILL No. 1328
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
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.
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. -->
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]
, as added
by this act, applies only to offenses committed after June 30, 2003.