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SB18-119: False Imprisonment Of A Minor

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: SB18-119
Year: 2018
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: R. Gardner


The bill states that a person commits class 5 felony false
imprisonment if he or she confines or detains another person less than 18
years of age by means of tying, locking, caging, chaining, or otherwise
restricting that person’s freedom of movement by any instrumentality for
an unreasonable amount of time under the circumstances.
The bill states that the statutory privilege between a patient and a
physician or between an individual and his or her spouse is not available
for the purpose of excluding or refusing testimony in any prosecution for
false imprisonment.

Current Status:

Governor Signed (05/29/2018)
Sent to the Governor (05/11/2018)
Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (05/02/2018)
House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (04/19/2018)
House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only (04/05/2018)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (03/22/2018)
Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (03/19/2018)
Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee (03/15/2018)
Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations (02/07/2018)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (01/29/2018)

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