Senate Study Bill 3007 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY BILL BY CHAIRPERSON SODDERS) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the criminal offense of interference with 1 official acts at county jails, municipal holding facilities, 2 and judicial district departments of correctional services, 3 and providing penalties. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 5040XC (2) 86 jm/nh
S.F. _____ Section 1. Section 719.1, subsection 2, paragraph a, Code 1 2016, is amended to read as follows: 2 a. A person under the custody, control, or supervision of 3 the department of corrections , a judicial district department 4 of correctional services, a county jail, or a municipal holding 5 facility, commits interference with official acts when the 6 person knowingly resists, obstructs, or interferes with a 7 correctional officer, jailer, agent, employee, or contractor, 8 whether paid or volunteer, in the performance of the person’s 9 official duties. 10 EXPLANATION 11 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 12 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 13 This bill relates to interference with official acts. 14 Under the bill, a person under the custody, control, or 15 supervision of a judicial district department of correctional 16 services, county jail, or municipal holding facility who 17 knowingly resists, obstructs, or interferes with a jailer, 18 agent, employee, or contractor in the performance of the 19 official duties of the jailer, agent, employee, or contractor 20 commits interference with official acts. 21 The criminal offense for the commission of interference 22 with official acts pursuant to the bill ranges from a serious 23 misdemeanor through a class “C” felony depending upon the facts 24 of the offense under Code section 719.1(2). 25 A person who assaults a jailer or an employee of a judicial 26 district department of correctional services may also be 27 punished pursuant to the existing provisions of Code section 28 708.3A. 29 -1- LSB 5040XC (2) 86 jm/nh 1/ 1