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HB 1404 Fire alarms; maliciously activating, penalty.

Introduced by: Mark L. Cole (by request) | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED: (all summaries)

Activation of fire alarms; reimbursement of expenses; penalty. Removes the condition that a building must be for public use in order for the Class 1 misdemeanor for maliciously activating a building's fire alarm to apply. The bill authorizes any locality to provide by ordinance that a person convicted of maliciously activating a fire alarm shall be liable for the reasonable expense in responding to such a fire alarm. Current law allows such an ordinance to impose liability for the reasonable expense of an emergency response to an imitation version of a weapon of terrorism, fire bomb, other explosive device, bomb threat, or incitement of a bomb threat. The bill increases the maximum amount that a locality or volunteer emergency medical services agency may recover under such an ordinance from $1,000 to $2,500. This bill is identical to SB 1054.


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