House File 2447 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1relating to an assault of a pregnant person, and
2providing penalties.
3BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
1   Section 1.  Section 708.2, Code 2022, is amended by adding
2the following new subsection:
3   NEW SUBSECTION.  5A.  A person who commits an assault, as
4defined in section 708.1, against another person who the person
5knows or reasonably should know is a pregnant person, is guilty
6of a class “D” felony.
7EXPLANATION
8The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
9the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   10This bill relates to an assault of a pregnant person, and
11provides penalties.
   12The bill provides that a person who commits an assault, as
13defined in Code section 708.1, against another person who the
14person knows or reasonably should know is a pregnant person, is
15guilty of a class “D” felony. A class “D” felony is punishable
16by confinement for no more than five years and a fine of at
17least $1,025 but not more than $10,245.
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