|SB 226 - Vandalism to Place of Worship - penalty when injuries|
First Reader Summary
A bill to amend Code Section 16-7-26 of the Official Code of
Georgia Annotated, relating to vandalism to a place of worship,
so as to provide a penalty for such offense when one or more
persons are injured.
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SB 226 LC 10 2205S
The House Committee on Special Judiciary offers the
following substitute to SB 226:
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1- 1 To amend Code Section 16-7-26 of the Official Code of
1- 2 Georgia Annotated, relating to vandalism to a public place
1- 3 of worship, so as to provide a penalty for such offense when
1- 4 one or more persons are injured; to provide an effective
1- 5 date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
1- 6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:
1- 7 SECTION 1.
1- 8 Code Section 16-7-26 of the Official Code of Georgia
1- 9 Annotated, relating to vandalism to a public place of
1-10 worship, is amended by striking in its entirety subsection
1-11 (b) and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
A Except as provided in subsection (c) of this Code
1-13 section, a person convicted of the offense of vandalism to
1-14 a public place of worship shall be punished by
1-15 imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five
1-17 SECTION 2.
1-18 Said Code section is further amended by inserting a new
1-19 subsection (c) to read as follows:
1-20 "(c) When any person is physically injured in the course
1-21 of vandalism to a public place of worship or as a result
1-22 of vandalism to a public place of worship, a person
1-23 convicted of such vandalism to a public place of worship
1-24 shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than three
1-25 nor more than five years."
1-26 SECTION 3.
1-27 Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of Code
1-28 Section 1-3-4.1, this Act shall become effective on July 1,
2- 1 SECTION 4.
2- 2 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are
2- 3 repealed.
Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98