MYERS-TENHOUSE-RYDER-BOST AND FEIGENHOLTZ.
CRIM CD-CAUSING CATASTROPHE
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Creates the offense of causing
a catastrophe. Defines the offense as knowingly causing a catastrophe
by explosion, fire, flood, collapse of a building, release of poison,
radioactive material, bacteria, virus, or other dangerous and
difficult to confine force or substance. Penalty is a Class X felony.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Changes definition of catastrophe. Deletes "death" from
definition. Provides that serious physical injury must occur to 5 or
more persons (rather than 10 or more persons).
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0669
Last action date: 98-07-31
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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