2018 Senate Bill 973

Expand law banning harassment of public officials

Introduced in the Senate

May 3, 2018

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R-24)

To expand the scope of a law that makes it a crime to obstruct or threaten a police officer or other public official in the discharge of his or her official duties with conduct calculated to harass, harm or intimidate. Among other things the bill would specify that this offense includes disseminating through social media or other means personal information about the person or an immediate family member in an intimidating, threatening, or harmful manner ("doxing").

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary

May 17, 2018

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Sept. 26, 2018

Passed in the Senate 34 to 2 (details)

Received in the House

Sept. 27, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Law and Justice