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Assault By Strangulation

Concerning assault by strangulation, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2016 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The act adds intentionally causing serious bodily injury through strangulation as a means of committing the crime of first degree assault and intentionally causing bodily injury through strangulation as a means of committing second degree assault. The act designates the new means of second degree assault as an extraordinary risk crime increasing the maximum presumptive sentence range.

The act makes the required 5-year appropriation required for acts that create new crimes or increase sentences.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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