HB 1205

  • Indiana House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Abstract

Removes immunity under the Indiana tort claims act for the failure to enforce a law if the failure to enforce the law: (1) occurs in connection with an unlawful assembly; and (2) constitutes gross negligence. Requires a person convicted of a battery against a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or emergency medical services provider to: (1) serve a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 or 90 days, depending on the severity of the injury; and (2) make restitution to the victim. Defines "tumultuous conduct" and "unlawful assembly" for purposes of the rioting statute, and requires a person convicted of rioting to: (1) serve a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days; and (2) make restitution to the victim. Defines "camp" and "state capitol and related property", and makes unlawful camping on state capitol and related property a Class A misdemeanor. Allows for the civil forfeiture of property that is used by a person to finance a crime committed by a person while a (lawful or unlawful) protest was taking place. Adds enhanced penalties to the crimes of: (1) rioting; (2) criminal mischief; (3) intimidation; and (4) disorderly conduct. Adds a sentence enhancement to battery committed while a (lawful or unlawful) protest was taking place. Defines "defunding law enforcement" and allows a person to bring an action to enjoin a local unit from defunding law enforcement.

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Jan 14, 2021

House

Coauthored by Representatives Steuerwald, Bartels, VanNatter

House

Authored by Representative McNamara

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
courts and criminal code

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced House Bill (H) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: HB1205.01.INTR.FN001 PDF

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