00RS SB13


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SB 13/CI (BR 27) - J. Westwood

     AN ACT relating to crimes and punishments.
     Establish the crime of fleeing or evading a police officer in the second degree.


     SCS/CI - Include a requirement that the police officer "has an articulable and reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed" before stopping a person and delete property damage as an element of the crime.
     SFA (1, J. Westwood) - Technical correction, remove reference to damage to property.
     SFA (2, D. Karem) - Replace the language "an articulable reasonable suspicion" to "probable cause to believe."
     SFA (3, D. Williams) - Delete damaging property while fleeing on foot as an element of the offense; specify that fleeing on foot is a Class B misdemeanor unless a person receives physical injury in which case it is a Class A misdemeanor; retain Class A misdemeanor for fleeing in a motor vehicle.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s))

     Jan 4-introduced in Senate; to Judiciary (S)
     Jan 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 20-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 21-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, January 26, 2000
     Jan 26-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute
     Jan 27-3rd reading; floor amendment (3) withdrawn ; floor amendment (2) defeated ; passed 19-18 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Jan 28-received in House
     Feb 1-to Judiciary (H)

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