SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1432
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES WILDBERGER (Sponsor), RUCKER, JOHNSON AND ROORDA (Co-sponsors).
Pre-filed December 17, 2007 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 565.084, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to tampering with a judicial officer, with a penalty provision.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 565.084, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 565.084, to read as follows:
565.084. 1. A person commits the crime of tampering with a judicial officer if, with the purpose to harass, intimidate or influence a judicial officer in the performance of such officer's official duties, [he] such person:
(1) Threatens or causes harm to such judicial officer or members of such judicial officer's family;
(2) Uses force, threats, or deception against or toward such judicial officer or members of such judicial officer's family;
(3) Offers, conveys or agrees to convey any benefit direct or indirect upon such judicial officer or such judicial officer's family;
(4) Engages in conduct reasonably calculated to harass or alarm such judicial officer or such judicial officer's family, including stalking pursuant to section 565.225.
2. A judicial officer for purposes of this section shall be a judge, arbitrator, special master, juvenile court commissioner, state probation or parole officer, juvenile officer, deputy juvenile officer or referee.
3. A judicial officer's family for purposes of this section shall be:
(1) [His] Such officer's spouse; or
(2) [His] Such officer or [his] such officer's spouse's ancestor or descendant by blood or adoption; or
(3) [His] Such officer's stepchild, while the marriage creating that relationship exists.
4. Tampering with a judicial officer is a class C felony.