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HOUSE BILL NO. 250
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H0250................................by JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION
RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT - Adds to existing law to provide for the crime of
reckless endangerment; to provide a standard for recklessly engaging in
conduct; and to provide a penalty.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 250
BY JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS; AMENDING CHAPTER 64, TITLE 18, IDAHO CODE,
3 BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 18-6408, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE
4 CRIME OF RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT, TO PROVIDE A STANDARD FOR RECKLESSLY
5 ENGAGING IN CONDUCT AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Chapter 64, Title 18, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
8 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
9 ignated as Section 18-6408, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
10 18-6408. RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT. (1) A person is guilty of reckless endan-
11 germent when he or she recklessly:
12 (a) Engages in conduct that creates a substantial risk of death or seri-
13 ous physical injury to another person; or
14 (b) Fails to engage in conduct and the failure creates a substantial risk
15 of death or serious physical injury to another person.
16 (2) For the purposes of this section, a person recklessly engages in con-
17 duct resulting in reckless endangerment when he or she knows of and disregards
18 a substantial risk that death or serious physical injury to another person may
19 occur and his or her disregard of such substantial risk through commission or
20 omission is a gross deviation from what a reasonable person would do or not do
21 in the same situation.
22 (3) A person committing reckless endangerment shall be guilty of a mis-
This legislation creates a new misdemeanor of reckless
No fiscal impact from enactment.
Name: Rep. Bill Sali
Phone: 332 1000
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 25