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Senate Bill 0045

Senate Bill 0045

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF SB 45 (Updated April 29, 2007 5:11 pm - DI 106)

Battery by body waste and criminal procedure. Requires a court to issue a sentencing statement after the court has pronounced a sentence for a felony conviction. Provides that a court is not required to use an advisory sentence in imposing consecutive sentences for felony convictions that are not crimes of violence arising out of an episode of criminal conduct. Provides that an indictment or information may be amended at any time before the commencement of trial when the amendment does not prejudice the substantial rights of the defendant. Makes it battery by body waste, a Class D felony, for a person to knowingly or intentionally in a rude, insolent, or angry manner place blood or another body fluid or waste on a probation officer, firefighter, or first responder (in addition to other law enforcement officers or corrections officers) while the victim is engaged in the performance of official duties. Enhances the penalties for committing battery by body waste if the body waste is infected with hepatitis C.(The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the sentencing policy study committee.)
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