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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 574

Effective - 01 Jan 2017, see footnote bottom

  574.080.  Causing catastrophe — definitions — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the offense of causing catastrophe if he or she knowingly causes a catastrophe by explosion, fire, flood, collapse of a building, release of poison, radioactive material, bacteria, virus or other dangerous and difficult to confine force or substance.

  2.  As used in this section, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Catastrophe", death or serious physical injury to ten or more people or substantial damage to five or more buildings or inhabitable structures or substantial damage to a vital public facility which seriously impairs its usefulness or operation;

  (2)  "Vital public facility", includes a facility maintained for use as a bridge, whether over land or water, dam, reservoir, tunnel, communication installation or power station.

  3.  The offense of causing catastrophe is a class A felony.

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(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Transferred 2014; formerly 569.070; Effective 1-01-17


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