SB 432
Modifies provisions regarding the offense of resisting an arrest
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1972S.01I
Last Action:
2/25/2021 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 432 - A person commits the offense of resisting arrest by fleeing in a motor vehicle if he or she resists an arrest, stop, or detention by fleeing from law enforcement in a motor vehicle and, during the course of fleeing, drives at a speed in a manner that demonstrates a disregard for the safety of any person or property, including that of the pursuing officer or other occupants of the fleeing vehicle. Such offense shall be a Class E felony. For a second or subsequent offense, such violation shall be a Class D felony.

A person commits the offense of aggravated resisting arrest by fleeing in a motor vehicle if serious bodily injury or death to another person occurs during the commission of the offense. Such offense shall be a Class D felony. For a second or subsequent offense, such violation shall be a Class C felony. Additionally, a prosecuting attorney shall not be required to prove that the defendant knew why he or she was being stopped arrested, or detained.

This act is identical to HB 301 (2021) and HB 1620 (2020) and identical to provisions in HCS/SS/SCS/SB 600 (2020).

MARY GRACE BRUNTRAGER

Amendments

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