Interfering with public safety

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1032 concerning Interfering with public safety sponsored by Sens. Rogers, Crider, Koch and Randolph. Sen. Rogers presented the bill which renames the offense of “interfering with law enforcement” to … [Read more...]

Criminal law issues

On January 21, 2020, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 335 authored by Sen. Young and Sen. Brown regarding criminal law issues. The bill provides that, if certain criminal penalties are increased (or, in the case of an infraction, imposed) due to a prior … [Read more...]

Juvenile expungements and firearms matters

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1159 concerning juvenile expungements and firearm matters authored by Rep. Schaibley.  The bill would require juvenile courts to transmit information to Office of Judicial Administration for transmission to NICS upon … [Read more...]

Failure to yield to emergency vehicles

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1225 concerning failure to yield to emergency vehicles authored by Rep. McNamara.  The bill provides for a Level 6 felony when a person fails to yield to an emergency vehicle and causes serious bodily injury or death … [Read more...]

Juvenile delinquents and firearms

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard SB 16 authored by Sen. Bohacek regarding juvenile delinquents and firearms. This bill creates a new crime by prohibiting a person who has been adjudicated a delinquent child for committing an act while armed … [Read more...]

Terrorism

S.E.A. 240, P.L. 66 Effective: July 1, 2019 Repeals and replaces in a new article the offense of: (1) possession, use, or manufacture of a weapon of mass destruction; (2) agricultural terrorism; (3) terroristic mischief; and (4) terroristic deception. Specifies … [Read more...]

Nonconsensual pornography

S.E.A. 243, P.L. 185 Effective: July 1, 2019 Defines "intimate image" and provides that a person who: (1) knows that an individual does not consent to the distribution of an intimate image of the individual; and (2) distributes the intimate image on the Internet; … [Read more...]