False imprisonment of a minor - appropriation. The act states that a person commits class 5 felony false imprisonment if he or she:
- Confines or detains another person less than 18 years of age in a locked or barricaded room under circumstances that cause bodily injury or serious emotional distress, and such confinement or detention was part of a continued pattern of cruel punishment or unreasonable isolation or confinement of the child; or
- Confines or detains another person less than 18 years of age by means of tying, caging, chaining, or otherwise using similar restraints to restrict that person's freedom of movement under circumstances that cause bodily injury or serious emotional distress.
The act states that the statutory privilege between a patient and a physician or between an individual and his or her spouse is not available for the purpose of excluding or refusing testimony in any prosecution for false imprisonment of a minor under the newly described circumstances in the act.
The act makes the required 5-year statutory appropriation.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)