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Senate Study Bill 2009

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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 712.9, Code 1997, is amended to read as
  1  2 follows:
  1  3    712.9  VIOLATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS – PENALTIES.
  1  4    A violation of section 712.2, which is also a hate crime as
  1  5 defined in section 729A.2, shall be punished by a ten-year
  1  6 sentence in addition to the penalty already provided for the
  1  7 underlying offense.  A violation of sections 712.3 through
  1  8 712.8, which is also a hate crime as defined in section
  1  9 729A.2, shall be classified and punished as an offense one
  1 10 degree higher than the underlying offense.  
  1 11                           EXPLANATION
  1 12    This bill provides for an additional 10-year sentence for
  1 13 persons who commit the crime of arson in the first degree, if
  1 14 the offense is committed as a hate crime.  A hate crime, under
  1 15 Code section 729A.2, is a crime which is committed against a
  1 16 person or a person's property because of the person's race,
  1 17 color, religion, ancestry, national origin, political
  1 18 affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability, or
  1 19 because of the person's association with a person of a certain
  1 20 race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, political
  1 21 affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
  1 22    Arson in the first degree is a class "B" felony.  Class "B"
  1 23 felons are to be confined for no more than 25 years.  
  1 24 LSB 3171DP 77
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