HOUSE BILL No. 1630
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 35-45-11-2.
Synopsis: Mutilation of a corpse. Makes mutilation of a corpse a Class
B felony if the mutilation interferes with the investigation of the death.
Effective: July 1, 2009.
January 16, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Family, Children and
First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1630
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 35-45-11-2; (09)IN1630.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 35-45-11-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 2. A person who
knowingly or intentionally:
(1) mutilates a corpse;
(2) has sexual intercourse or sexual deviate conduct with the
(3) opens a casket with the intent to commit an act described in
subdivision (1) or (2);
commits abuse of a corpse, a Class D felony. However, if the
mutilation of the corpse interferes with the investigation of the
death, the offense is a Class B felony.
SOURCE: ; (09)IN1630.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009] IC 35-45-11-2, as
amended by this act, applies only to crimes committed after June