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Retaliation Against An Elected Official

Concerning criminalizing retaliation against an elected official, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2021 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Under current law, there is a crime of retaliation against a judge if an individual makes a credible threat or commits an act of harassment or an act of harm or injury upon a person or property as retaliation or retribution against a judge. The act creates a similar crime of retaliation against an elected official if an individual knowingly makes a credible threat as retaliation or retribution against an elected official or the official's family or arising out of the status of the person as an elected official. Retaliation against an elected official is a class 6 felony.

The act makes following appropriations from the general fund to the department of corrections to comply with the 5-year corrections appropriation requirement:

  • For fiscal year 2022-23, $16,279;
  • For fiscal year 2023-24, $18,415;
  • For fiscal year 2024-25, $18,415; and
  • For fiscal year 2025-26, $18,415.

For fiscal year 2021-22, the act appropriates $109,462 from the capital construction fund to the corrections expansion reserve fund.

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


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