HB 38 Terrorism; criteria for requesting wiretaps, threats of bodily injury.
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Summary as introduced:
Definition of terrorism, criteria for requesting wiretaps, threats of bodily injury, penalties. Redefines terrorism beyond the existing Code definition of terroristic acts, to include actions typically deemed terroristic, i.e., activities or actions in violation of the criminal laws of the Commonwealth that are violent or are dangerous to human life and that appear to be intended to (i) threaten, intimidate or coerce the civilian population or a segment thereof, or (ii) influence the policy or affect the conduct of government. The bill also expands the law of wiretaps to enable an attorney for the Commonwealth to request a wiretap when he suspects criminal activity deemed terrorism. The bill also redefines the law of "threats of death or bodily injury" so that an oral threat is punishable even if not delivered to the actual intended "victim" and increases the penalty if the purpose of the threat is terrorism.

Full text:
01/09/02  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 12/10/01 024419996  pdf | impact statements

Status:
01/09/02  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 12/10/01 024419996
01/09/02  House: Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/18/02  House: Assigned to M., P. & P. S. sub-committee: 2
01/18/02  House: Reported from M., P. & P. S. (21-Y 0-N)
01/18/02  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/02  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 1
01/28/02  House: Incorporated by C. J. (HB1120-Albo) (22-Y 0-N)