2015 House Bill 4083

Revise youth gang offense criteria

Introduced in the House

Jan. 28, 2015

Introduced by Rep. Klint Kesto (R-39)

To revise the penalties and the criteria in a a 2008 law that authorizes enhanced sentences for a felony that is committed by a youth gang member. Under current law the criteria for determining gang association is whether the gang provides the “motive, means, or opportunity” to commit the crime. The bill would change this to the presence of much more specific factors, and would change the maximum penalty to 10 years and $10,000, in addition to the penalty for the underlying or “predicate” crime.

Referred to the Committee on Criminal Justice