January 4, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and
First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)
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SENATE BILL No. 29
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 35-44-2-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 2. (a) As used in this
section, "consumer product" has the meaning set forth in IC 35-45-8-1.
(b) As used in this section, "misconduct" means a violation of a
departmental rule or procedure of a law enforcement agency.
(c) A person who reports, by telephone, telegraph, mail, or other
written or oral communication, that:
(1) the person or another person has placed or intends to place an
explosive, a destructive device, 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 Class
(d) 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;
(4) gives a false report concerning a missing child (as defined in
IC 10-13-5-4) or gives false information in the official
investigation of a missing child knowing the report or information
to be false; or
(5) makes a complaint against a law enforcement officer to the
state or municipality (as defined in IC 8-1-13-3) that employs the
(A) alleging the officer engaged in misconduct while
performing the officer's duties; and
(B) knowing the complaint 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.
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005] IC 35-44-2-2, as
amended by this act, applies only to crimes committed after June