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Iowa bill would make it a crime not to call if danger cited

IOWA CITY — Lawmakers in Iowa are considering making it a crime to fail to call emergency responders to report when someone appears to be in serious danger.

State Sen. Kevin Kinney, (D-Oxford) said the bill would make failing to call emergency responders an aggravated misdemeanor. It would also make failing to provide the location of a body in order to conceal a crime amount to the abuse of a corpse, a felony. The bill passed through committee and is eligible for debate on the floor. Sen. Amy Sinclair (R-Allerton) managed the subcommittee

“Ultimately, the goal is that we wouldn’t let people get away with concealing the death of another person,” Sinclair said.

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