Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1024

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 35-42-3-2; IC 35-42-3-3.

Synopsis: Kidnapping and criminal confinement. Provides that a person commits kidnapping if the person removes another person by fraud, force, or enticement from one place to another by using a vehicle. (Under current law, the removal of the person is kidnapping only if the vehicle used is being hijacked.) Makes criminal confinement a Class C felony, and enhances the offense to a Class B felony if the person confined or removed is less than 14 years of age.

Effective: July 1, 2006.





Smith J




    January 4, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1024



    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 35-42-3-2; (06)IN1024.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 35-42-3-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 2. (a) A person who knowingly or intentionally confines another person:
        (1) with intent to obtain ransom;
        (2) while hijacking a vehicle;
        (3) with intent to obtain the release, or intent to aid in the escape, of any person from lawful detention; or
        (4) with intent to use the person confined as a shield or hostage;
commits kidnapping, a Class A felony.
    (b) A person who knowingly or intentionally removes another person by fraud, enticement, force, or threat of force from one place to another:
        (1) with intent to obtain ransom;
        (2) while hijacking by using a vehicle;
        (3) with intent to obtain the release, or intent to aid in the escape, of any person from lawful detention; or
        (4) with intent to use the person removed as a shield or hostage;
commits kidnapping, a Class A felony.
SOURCE: IC 35-42-3-3; (06)IN1024.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 35-42-3-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 3. (a) A person who knowingly or intentionally:
        (1) confines another person without the other person's consent; or
        (2) removes another person by fraud, enticement, force, or threat of force from one (1) place to another;
commits criminal confinement. Except as provided in subsection (b), the offense of criminal confinement is a Class D Class C felony.
    (b) The offense of criminal confinement defined in subsection (a) is a Class B felony if:
        (1) a Class C felony if the person confined or removed is less than fourteen (14) years of age and is not the confining or removing person's child; and or
        (2) a Class B felony if it the offense:
            (A) is committed while armed with a deadly weapon;
            (B) results in serious bodily injury to a person other than the confining or removing person; or
            (C) is committed on an aircraft.
SOURCE: ; (06)IN1024.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006] IC 35-42-3-2 and IC 35-42-3-3, both as amended by this act, apply only to crimes committed after June 30, 2006.