House File 2472 - Reprinted HOUSE FILE 2472 BY COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY (SUCCESSOR TO HF 2226) (As Amended and Passed by the House March 2, 2022 ) A BILL FOR An Act relating to tampering with witnesses or jurors, and 1 providing penalties. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 HF 2472 (2) 89 as/rh/md
H.F. 2472 Section 1. Section 720.4, Code 2022, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 720.4 Tampering with witnesses or jurors. 3 A It shall be unlawful for a person who offers to offer any 4 bribe to any person who the offeror believes has been or may be 5 summoned as a witness or juror in any judicial or arbitration 6 proceeding, or any legislative hearing, or who makes to make 7 any threats toward such person or who forcibly or fraudulently 8 detains detain or restrains restrain such person, with the 9 intent to improperly influence such witness or juror with 10 respect to the witness’ or juror’s testimony or decision in 11 such case, or to prevent such person from testifying or serving 12 in such case, or who, in retaliation for anything lawfully done 13 by any witness or juror in any case, harasses to harass such 14 witness or juror , . A person who violates this section commits 15 an aggravated misdemeanor a class “D” felony . 16 -1- HF 2472 (2) 89 as/rh/md 1/ 1