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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."
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]]]] 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
2 RELATING TO THE TERRORIST CONTROL ACT; AMENDING SECTION 18-8102, IDAHO CODE,
3 TO REVISE THE DEFINITION FOR "TERRORISM."
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
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
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
Name: Sen. Mike Burkett
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1235