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SENATE BILL NO. 1235 – Terrorism, definition revised


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S1235................................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES
TERRORISM - Amends existing law relating to the "Terrorist Control Act" to
revise the definition for "terrorism."
01/27    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/28    Rpt prt - to Jud

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 2004
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1235
                              BY JUDICIARY AND RULES COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  4    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  5        SECTION  1.  That  Section 18-8102, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
  6    amended to read as follows:
  7        18-8102.  DEFINITIONS. As used in this chapter:
  8        (1)  "Civil disorder" means any public disturbance involving acts of  vio-
  9    lence  by an assemblage of two (2) or more persons which acts cause an immedi-
 10    ate danger of or result in damage or injury to the property or person  of  any
 11    other individual.
 12        (2)  "Governmental military force" means the national guard, as defined in
 13    section  101(9)  of title 10, United States Code; the organized militia of any
 14    state or territory of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto  Rico,  or
 15    the  District  of Columbia, not included with the definition of national guard
 16    as defined by such section 101(9); and the armed forces of the United States.
 17        (3)  "Law enforcement agency" means a governmental unit of one (1) or more
 18    persons employed full time or part time by the state or federal government, or
 19    a political subdivision thereof, for the purpose of preventing  and  detecting
 20    crime  and  enforcing  laws or local ordinances and the employees of which are
 21    authorized to make arrests for crimes while acting within the scope  of  their
 22    authority.
 23        (4)  "Peace officer" means any duly appointed officer of a law enforcement
 24    agency  as  defined  herein  including,  but not limited to, an officer of the
 25    Idaho state police, department of fish and game, a sheriff or  deputy  sheriff
 26    of a county, or a marshal or police officer of a city.
 27        (5)  "Terrorism" means activities that:
 28        (a)  Are a felony violation of Idaho criminal law; and
 29        (b)  Involve  acts that are intended to be imminently dangerous to a human
 30        life other than that of the actor, and that are intended to:
 31             (i)   Intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
 32             (ii)  Influence the policy of a government by intimidation  or  coer-
 33             cion; or
 34             (iii) Affect  the  conduct  of  a government by the use of weapons of
 35             mass destruction, as defined in section 18-3322, Idaho Code.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                             RS 13666

Revises the definition of terrorism to insure it does not 
include misdemeanor acts and insure it does not include acts of
protest or civil disobedience that are not intended to endanger
human life.

                         FISCAL IMPACT

Name: Sen. Mike Burkett    
Phone:  332-1000

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                      S 1235