2016 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 13 - Offenses Against Person
Part 8 - Terrorism Prevention and Response Act of 2002
§ 39-13-808. Distribution or delivery of any substance as an act of terrorism or as a hoax.
(a) It is an offense for any person to distribute or to deliver, as an act of terrorism or as a hoax, any substance that is intended to, or that such person has reason to believe may, create a fear or apprehension on the part of any other person that such substance may be a biological warfare agent, a chemical warfare agent, or a nuclear or radiological agent, without regard to whether such substance is in fact a biological warfare agent, chemical warfare agent, or a nuclear or radiological agent.
(b) (1) A violation of subsection (a) as an act of terrorism is a Class A felony.
(2) A violation of subsection (a) as a hoax is a Class C felony.
(c) In addition to the penalties otherwise provided by law, any person convicted of a violation of subsection (a), either as an act of terrorism or as a hoax, shall make restitution of the costs incurred by any public or private entity or person resulting from such offense.
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