STATEHOUSE (March 20, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Aaron Freeman (R-Indianapolis) that would help protect Hoosiers today passed the House of Representatives Committee on Courts and Criminal Code by a vote of 9 to 3.
Senate Bill 240 would update and clarify Indiana’s code regarding crimes of terrorism. Under current law, there is no clear definition of terrorism, which makes prosecuting and investigating terrorism crimes difficult. Additionally, SB 240 would specify that a person commits intimidation if they threaten an individual and the threat causes them or others to experience fear.
“Updating our code would safeguard Hoosiers by giving courts the ability to prosecute those individuals who harm or intimidate others,” Freeman said. “SB 240 would also equip our law enforcement with the necessary measures to protect Hoosiers.”
SB 240 now moves to the full House of Representatives for further consideration.
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