SENATE BILL No. 11
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 35-44-2-5.
Synopsis: Use of false academic credentials. Provides that a person
who, after June 30, 2007, uses a document issued by a nonaccredited
college or university to obtain employment or other benefits commits
using a false academic credential, a Class D felony.
Effective: July 1, 2007.
January 8, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and
First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)
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SENATE BILL No. 11
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 35-44-2-5; (07)IN0011.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 35-44-2-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2007]: Sec. 5. (a) As used in this section, "false academic
credential" means a document that:
(1) indicates completion of a course of study resulting in
earning a postsecondary degree or certification; and
(2) is issued by an entity other than an accredited
(b) As used in this section, "occupation" has the meaning set
forth in IC 22-2-2-3.
(c) A person who knowingly uses a false academic credential to
(2) a permit, license, or other certification to practice an
(3) a promotion, compensation, or another benefit in the
commits using a false academic credential, a Class D felony.
SOURCE: ; (07)IN0011.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007] IC 35-44-2-5, as added
by this act, applies to offenses committed after June 30, 2007.