Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 35-42-1-5 .

Synopsis: Reckless homicide. Increases the penalty for reckless homicide from a Class C felony to a Class B felony if the killing is the result of the reckless operation of a vehicle.

Effective: July 1, 2003.


    January 15, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Criminal, Civil and Public Policy.


First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)

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    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:

    SECTION 1. IC 35-42-1-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 5. A person who recklessly kills another human being commits reckless homicide, a Class C felony. However, if the killing results from the reckless operation of a vehicle, the offense is a Class B felony.
    SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003] IC 35-42-1-5 , as amended by this act, applies only to offenses committed after June 30, 2003.