House File 2477 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1related to forgery involving movie prop money, and
2providing penalties.
3BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
1   Section 1.  Section 715A.1, Code 2022, is amended by adding
2the following new subsection:
3   NEW SUBSECTION.  2A.  “Movie prop money” means a product
4produced by a company or corporation to represent authentic
5money for use by filmmakers, directors, or photographers for
6use in film or theatrical productions or in print media.
7   Sec. 2.  NEW SECTION.  715A.6C  Movie prop money.
   8A person who, with the intent to defraud or injure anyone,
9utters movie prop money for the purpose of obtaining property
10or services, commits the following:
   111.  For property or services exceeding ten thousand dollars
12in value, a class “C” felony.
   132.  For property or services exceeding one thousand five
14hundred dollars in value but not exceeding ten thousand dollars
15in value, a class “D” felony.
   163.  For property or services exceeding seven hundred fifty
17dollars in value but not exceeding one thousand five hundred
18dollars in value, an aggravated misdemeanor.
   194.  For property or services exceeding three hundred dollars
20in value but not exceeding seven hundred fifty dollars in
21value, a serious misdemeanor.
   225.  For property or services not exceeding three hundred
23dollars in value, a simple misdemeanor.
24EXPLANATION
25The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
26the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   27This bill relates to forgery involving movie prop money, and
28provides penalties.
   29The bill provides that a person who, with the intent
30to defraud or injure anyone, utters movie prop money for
31the purpose of obtaining property or services commits the
32following: for property or services exceeding $10,000 in
33value, a class “C” felony; for property or services exceeding
34$1,500 in value but not exceeding $10,000, a class “D” felony;
35for property or services exceeding $750 in value but not
-1-1exceeding $1,500 in value, an aggravated misdemeanor; for
2property or services exceeding $300 in value but not exceeding
3$750 in value, a serious misdemeanor; and for property or
4services not exceeding $300 in value, a simple misdemeanor.
   5The bill defines “movie prop money” as a product produced by
6a company or corporation to represent authentic money for use
7by filmmakers, directors, or photographers for use in film or
8theatrical productions or in print media.
   9A class “C” felony is punishable by confinement for no more
10than 10 years and a fine of at least $1,370 but not more than
11$13,660. A class “D” felony is punishable by confinement for
12no more than five years and a fine of at least $1,025 but not
13more than $10,245. An aggravated misdemeanor is punishable
14by confinement for no more than two years and a fine of at
15least $855 but not more than $8,540. A serious misdemeanor
16is punishable by confinement for no more than one year and
17a fine of at least $430 but not more than $2,560. A simple
18misdemeanor is punishable by confinement for no more than 30
19days and a fine of at least $105 but not more than $855.
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