Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1502

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 35-48-4-18.

Synopsis: Unlawful ingestion of a controlled substance. Provides that a person who knows or should reasonably know that the person is pregnant and knowingly or intentionally ingests or otherwise places into the person's body an illegal drug commits a Class D felony.

Effective: July 1, 2011.





Bacon, Heaton, Riecken, McNamara




    January 20, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.







Introduced

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1502



    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 35-48-4-18; (11)IN1502.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 35-48-4-18 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 18. A person:
        (1) who:
            (A) knows; or
            (B) should reasonably know;
        that the person is pregnant;
        (2) who knowingly or intentionally ingests or otherwise places into the person's body:
            (A) cocaine;
            (B) methamphetamine;
            (C) a narcotic drug;
            (D) a controlled substance; or
            (E) marijuana, hash oil, or hashish; and
        (3) who does not possess a valid prescription or order that:
            (A) is issued by a practitioner acting in the course of the practitioner's professional practice; and
            (B) specifies that the person may ingest or otherwise place into the person's body:
                (i) cocaine;
                (ii) methamphetamine;
                (iii) a narcotic drug;
                (iv) a controlled substance; or
                (v) marijuana, hash oil, or hashish;
commits unlawful ingestion of a controlled substance, a Class D felony.