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House Bill 1256


House Bill 1256

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF HB 1256 (Updated March 14, 2013 2:19 pm - DI 84)


Unlawful possession of items in penal facilities. Requires a court to impose a fine of at least $500 but not more than $5,000 on a person who is: (1) an employee of the department of correction or a penal facility; and (2) convicted of committing trafficking with an inmate as a Class A misdemeanor; if the article involved was a cigarette or tobacco product. Requires a court to impose a fine of at least $500 but not more than $10,000 on a person who is convicted of committing trafficking with an inmate involving a cellular telephone or other wireless or cellular communications device as a Class C felony. Makes it a Class D felony for a person who is not: (1) an inmate of a penal facility; or (2) a child of a juvenile facility; to knowingly or intentionally possess in, or carry or cause to be brought into, the penal facility or juvenile facility a deadly weapon without the prior authorization of the person in charge of the penal facility or juvenile facility. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a person to knowingly or intentionally possess a cellular telephone or other wireless or cellular communications device while incarcerated in any penal facility.
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