Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Sentence enhancement for use of a firearm. Requires the state to seek to have a person who allegedly committed a felony sentenced to an additional fixed term of imprisonment of 15 years if the state can show beyond a reasonable doubt that the person knowingly or intentionally used a firearm in the commission of the felony. Provides that, if the state proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the person knowingly or intentionally used a firearm in the commission of the felony, the court is required to sentence the person to an additional fixed term of imprisonment of 15 years. Specifies Sentence enhancement for use of a firearm. Requires the state to seek to have a person who allegedly committed a felony sentenced to an additional fixed term of imprisonment of 15 years if the state can show beyond a reasonable doubt that the person knowingly or intentionally used a firearm in the commission of the felony. Provides that, if the state proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the person knowingly or intentionally used a firearm in the commission of the felony, the court is required to sentence the person to an additional fixed term of imprisonment of 15 years. Specifies the additional fixed term of imprisonment is nonsuspendible. Prohibits a plea agreement from being made by a prosecuting attorney to a court if the plea agreement would prohibit: (1) the prosecuting attorney from seeking to have a person sentenced to the additional fixed term of imprisonment of 15 years; or (2) the court from sentencing a person to the additional fixed term of imprisonment of 15 years; if the state can show beyond a reasonable doubt that the person knowingly or intentionally used a firearm in the commission of a felony. Makes conforming amendments. Repeals superseded provisions. ... View more