Introduced House Bill (H)

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Sentencing enhancements for use of firearms. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally: (1) uses a firearm in the commission of a felony against a person that results in death or serious bodily injury, kidnapping, or criminal confinement as a Level 2 or Level 3 felony; or (2) points or discharges a firearm at an individual whom the person knew, or reasonably should have known, was a police officer in the commission of any other misdemeanor or felony; may be sentenced to an additional fixed term of imprisonment equal to the term of imprisonment imposed for the underlying felony Sentencing enhancements for use of firearms. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally: (1) uses a firearm in the commission of a felony against a person that results in death or serious bodily injury, kidnapping, or criminal confinement as a Level 2 or Level 3 felony; or (2) points or discharges a firearm at an individual whom the person knew, or reasonably should have known, was a police officer in the commission of any other misdemeanor or felony; may be sentenced to an additional fixed term of imprisonment equal to the term of imprisonment imposed for the underlying felony or misdemeanor. (Current law provides that the person may be sentenced to an additional fixed term of imprisonment of between five years and 20 years.) ... View more