Tuesday, March 29, 2005

HB 312: Terrorism and Hindering Prosecution of Terrorism

H.B. 312, P.N. 1073 (GRELL). This would amend Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses).
This would create the crime of terrorism. It would be a crime of terrorism to violently intimidate or coerce a civilian population, influence government policy by intimidation or coercion, or affect government conduct. Such a violent misdemeanor or felony would be increased by one degree of offense. A first degree felony of terrorism would be punishable by 40 years or less of imprisonment and a fine of $100,000 or less.
This would create the crime of hindering prosecution for terrorism. It would be a crime to knowingly assist, harbor, transport, fund, conceal evidence about, or obstruct someone preventing the actions of a person who is engaging in terrorism. If the terrorist act results in a death of a person other than a terrorist, this would be a second degree felony; otherwise, it would be a third degree felony.


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