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House Bill 1384


House Bill 1384

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF HB 1384 (Updated February 21, 2007 11:29 am - DI 107)


Criminal gangs. Changes the definition of "criminal gang", for purposes of certain criminal statutes, to provide that a criminal gang consists of at least three members (instead of five members). Makes it a Class D felony for an individual to solicit, recruit, entice, or intimidate another individual to join a criminal gang. Makes criminal gang recruitment a Class C felony if: (1) the solicitation, recruitment, enticement, or intimidation to join a criminal gang occurs within 1,000 feet of school property; or (2) the individual being solicited, recruited, enticed, or intimidated to join a criminal gang is less than 18 years of age. Requires a court to order a criminal gang member to make restitution to a victim of a felony or misdemeanor committed by the criminal gang member. Provides that a victim or certain entities have a civil cause of action against a criminal gang member for the commission of a felony or misdemeanor by the criminal gang member. Requires the criminal justice institute to develop, maintain, and identify grants and other funds for the criminal gang witness protection program (program). Establishes a program to provide a person who witnesses criminal gang crime with certain expenses. Requires the state police to develop and maintain the criminal gang data base to assist law enforcement with the exchange of information regarding criminal gangs. Requires the state police and the criminal justice institute to identify grants and other funds to operate the criminal gang data base.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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