HOUSE BILL No. 1024
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Synopsis: Commercial bribery. Establishes the crime of commercial
bribery, a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that the offense is a Class D
felony if the fair market value of the property that is the subject of the
commercial bribery exceeds $2,500.
Effective: July 1, 2002.
January 8, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative
Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)
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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 35-43-5.5; (02)IN1024.1.1. -->
IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2002]:
Chapter 5.5. Commercial Bribery
Sec. 1. A person who:
(1) solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept property with intent
to violate a duty of fidelity to which the person is subject as:
(A) partner, agent, or employee of another;
(B) trustee, guardian, or other fiduciary;
(C) attorney, physician, accountant, appraiser, or other
professional adviser or informant;
(D) officer, director, manager, or other participant in the
direction of the affairs of an incorporated or
unincorporated association; or
(E) arbitrator or other purportedly disinterested
adjudicator or referee;
(2) represents to the public that the person is engaged in the
business of making disinterested selection, appraisal, or
criticism of commodities or services and solicits, accepts, or
agrees to accept property to influence the person's selection,
appraisal, or criticism; or
(3) confers, offers to confer, or agrees to confer property, the
acceptance of which violates subdivision (1) or (2);
commits commercial bribery, a Class A misdemeanor. However,
the offense is a Class D felony if the fair market value of the
property exceeds two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500).