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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 574

< > Effective - 28 Aug 2002, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  *574.115.  Until December 31, 2016 — Making a terrorist threat, penalty. — 1.  A person commits the crime of making a terrorist threat if such person communicates a threat to cause an incident or condition involving danger to life, communicates a knowingly false report of an incident or condition involving danger to life, or knowingly causes a false belief or fear that an incident has occurred or that a condition exists involving danger to life:

  (1)  With the purpose of frightening ten or more people;

  (2)  With the purpose of causing the evacuation, quarantine or closure of any portion of a building, inhabitable structure, place of assembly or facility of transportation; or

  (3)  With reckless disregard of the risk of causing the evacuation, quarantine or closure of any portion of a building, inhabitable structure, place of assembly or facility of transportation; or

  (4)  With criminal negligence with regard to the risk of causing the evacuation, quarantine or closure of any portion of a building, inhabitable structure, place of assembly or facility of transportation.

  2.  Making a terrorist threat is a class C felony unless committed under subdivision (3) of subsection 1 of this section in which case it is a class D felony or unless committed under subdivision (4) of subsection 1 of this section in which case it is a class A misdemeanor.

  3.  For the purpose of this section, "threat" includes an express or implied threat.

  4.  A person who acts in good faith with the purpose to prevent harm does not commit a crime pursuant to this section.

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(L. 2000 S.B. 944 § 574.150, A.L. 2002 S.B. 712)

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.


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