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S.F. No. 3213 - Laura’s Law; interfering with scene of death
 
Author: Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen
 
Prepared By: Chris Turner, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-4350)
 
Date: April 6, 2016



 

Laura’s Law increases the criminal penalties for interfering with a body or scene of death with intent to conceal the body, conceal evidence, or otherwise mislead the coroner or medical examiner. The maximum penalty is raised from a gross misdemeanor to a ten-year felony. In addition, the bill provides that a defendant, who is convicted of concealing a body, shall pay restitution to law enforcement for costs associated in locating the body.

The bill is effective August 1, 2016, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

 
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