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2020 House Bill 5483: Distinguish real terrorist threats from spoofs
Introduced by Rep. John Reilly (R) on February 11, 2020
To revise a law that makes it a crime to falsely report a terrorist threat by adding provisions that distinguish a real threat from statements that are not real threats or are made in jest. The bill would require that “the context of the statement in its entirety” must be assessed in determining whether it would “cause a reasonable person to conclude that it was meant to threaten” a listener/reader, or others.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Military And Veterans Affairs And Homeland Security Committee on February 11, 2020