Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 358

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 3-14-3-21.7.

Synopsis: Voter deception. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally deceives another person regarding: (1) the date, time, place, or manner of an election; or (2) the qualifications for a voter or restrictions on voter eligibility at the election; commits a Class D felony.

Effective: July 1, 2008.





Breaux




    January 14, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


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SENATE BILL No. 358



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning elections.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 3-14-3-21.7; (08)IN0358.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 3-14-3-21.7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 21.7. A person who knowingly or intentionally does either of the following with the intent to prevent another person from exercising the right to vote in an election conducted under this title commits voter deception, a Class D felony:
        (1) Deceives the other person regarding the date, time, place, or manner of the election.
        (2) Deceives the other person regarding:
            (A) the qualifications that a person must meet to vote in the election; or
            (B) restrictions on eligibility to vote in the election.

SOURCE: ; (08)IN0358.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008] IC 3-14-3-21.7, as added by this act, applies to offenses committed after June 30, 2008.