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SB16-034: Tampering With A Deceased Human Body

Bill Number: SB16-034
Year: 2016
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: R. Fields / P. Lawrence / J. Sonnenberg

Description:

The bill creates the crime of tampering with a deceased human
body by making it a crime for a person to:
• Tamper with human remains with the intent to impair or
alter its appearance or availability for an official
proceeding; or
• Observe human remains with reason to believe that a crime
has been committed and intentionally fail to notify law
enforcement.
Tampering with a deceased human body is:
• A class 3 felony if the remains relate to a class 1 or class 2
felony;
• A class 4 felony if the remains relate to a class 3 or class 4
felony;
• A class 5 felony if the remains relate to a class 5 or class 6
felony; or
• A class 1 misdemeanor if the remains relate to any class of
misdemeanor.


Current Status:

Governor Signed (04/07/2016)



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