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House Bill 1019

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF HB1019 (Updated April 25, 2007 10:40 am - DI 84)

Criminal law matters. Provides that a person who commits interference with custody must intend to deprive another person of custody rights. Eliminates the condition that, for an individual to commit the offense of interference with custody by failing to return a child to Indiana, the individual must have taken the child outside Indiana. Eliminates the condition under which an individual who takes or detains a child with intent to deprive another of custody or parenting time does not commit the offense of interference with custody unless the individual conceals the child. Provides that an individual who conceals a child with the intent to deprive another of custody or parenting time commits interference with custody even if the individual did not take or detain the child. Provides a defense if the accused person: (1) was threatened; or (2) reasonably believed the child was threatened. Increases the penalty for battery to a Class D felony for an offense against a family or household member if: (1) the person who committed the offense was at least 18 years of age; and (2) the offense occurred while in the physical presence of a child less than 16 years of age who might be able to see or hear the offense. Increases the penalty for battery to a Class C felony if it results in bodily injury to a pregnant woman and the person knew the woman was pregnant.
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