CS/HB 287 — Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence
by Criminal Justice and Public Safety Subcommittee and Rep. Garrison and others (CS/SB 796 by Criminal Justice Committee and Senator Bradley)
This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.
Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)
The bill creates a new felony offense building upon the current offense of tampering with or fabricating evidence. The new offense provides that tampering with or fabricating evidence relating to a criminal trial or proceeding or an investigation involving a capital offense is a second degree felony. The bill ranks the new offense as a Level 6 offense in the Offense Severity Ranking Chart. Additionally, the bill ranks the third degree felony offense of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence as a Level 3 offense in the Offense Severity Ranking Chart.
If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2022.
Vote: Senate 39-0; House 111-1