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House Bill 1855


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House Bill 1855

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1855 (Updated March 27, 2001 5:09 PM - DI 84)

Battery against children. Enhances the penalty for battery to a Class A felony when it results in death and is committed by a person at least 18 years of age against a person who is less than 14 years of age. Provides that consent to adoption is not required if the parent is incarcerated for battery as a Class A felony or Class B felony. Provides that if a parent, guardian, or custodian of a child has a conviction for Class A felony battery that the court in a child in need of services proceeding is not required to make reasonable efforts to reunify the child with family. Allows a warrantless arrest if a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe a person committed a Class A felony battery. Includes a Class A felony battery as a serious violent felony, and adds a provision that states that a conviction for a Class A felony battery allows the court to suspend only that part of the sentence that exceeds the minimum.
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