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Senate Bill 0095


Senate Bill 0095

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Official misconduct. Specifies that a public servant commits official misconduct if the public servant commits an offense while misusing a power possessed by virtue of state law, or if the public servant commits an offense while appearing to be exercising authority granted by state law that the public servant does not possess. Provides that a law enforcement officer who, knowing that the entry is unlawful, enters the residence of another person without having a reasonable belief that the unlawful entry is necessary to prevent injury or death commits unlawful entry by law enforcement, a Class D felony, and increases the penalty to a Class C felony if it results in serious bodily injury to another person. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the Legislative Council Barnes v. State Subcommittee.)
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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