OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A state House committee has delayed a hearing on a bill that would make it a felony to plan, plot or conspire to commit a crime of mass violence.
Sen. Brian Crain, a sponsor of the legislation, wasn't immediately available for comment on the measure before the Oklahoma House Judiciary Committee.
The proposal specifies a sentence of 10 years to life in prison for anyone convicted of the crime. It does not allow any sentence reductions and would apply to minors as young as 13.
The bill also says that anyone who doesn't report plans of mass violence to authorities can be sentenced to up to a year in prison.
The bill has passed the Senate.
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