Okla. panel to consider mass violence plan bill

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A state House committee is scheduled to consider a bill making the planning, plotting or conspiring to commit a crime of mass violence a felony.

The Oklahoma House Judiciary Committee is expected to take up Sen. Brian Crain's bill Tuesday afternoon.

Crain's proposal specifies that anyone found guilty would be sentenced to between 10 years and life in prison. It doesn't allow for suspended or deferred sentences or the earning of any credits to reduce that sentence. It also requires courts to treat minors as young as 13 as adults.

The bill also provides that anyone who becomes aware of a mass violence plan and doesn't report it to authorities can serve up to a year in prison. It already has passed the Senate.

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