2015 Missouri Revised Statutes
Chapter 574 Offenses Against Public Order
Section 574.080 Beginning January 1, 2017--Causing catastrophe--definitions--penalty.

MO Rev Stat § 574.080 (2015) What's This?

574.080. 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.

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

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

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