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HB 0118 - Crimes and offenses; transmitting a false alarm; revise offense

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Marc Morris
Last Action: 7/1/2019 - Effective Date
House Committee: Public Safety and Homeland Security
Senate Committee: Judiciary
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 118 moves to amend Title 16 of the O.C.G.A to replace the crime of "transmitting a false public alarm" with "making an unlawful request for emergency service assistance." The bill would prohibit the request for emergency services assistance when conducted by a person with false or unlawful intentions. If bodily harm or death results from the response of a public safety agency, such person who requested the emergency services shall be guilty of a felony.

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