Kan. Stat. § 21-5812

Current through 2019 Kansas Acts, Chapter 77
Section 21-5812 - Arson; aggravated arson
(a) Arson is:
(1) Knowingly, by means of fire or explosive damaging any building or property which:
(A) Is a dwelling in which another person has any interest without the consent of such other person;
(B) is a dwelling with intent to injure or defraud an insurer or lienholder;
(C) is not a dwelling in which another person has any interest without the consent of such other person; or
(D) is not a dwelling with intent to injure or defraud an insurer or lienholder;
(2) accidentally, by means of fire or explosive, as a result of manufacturing or attempting to manufacture a controlled substance or controlled substance analog in violation of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5703, and amendments thereto, damaging any building or property which is a dwelling; or
(3) accidentally, by means of fire or explosive as a result of manufacturing or attempting to manufacture a controlled substance or controlled substance analog in violation of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5703, and amendments thereto, damaging any building or property which is not a dwelling.
(b) Aggravated arson is arson, as defined in subsection (a):
(1) Committed upon a building or property in which there is a human being; or
(2) which results in great bodily harm or disfigurement to a firefighter or law enforcement officer in the course of fighting or investigating the fire.
(c)
(1) Arson as defined in:
(A) Subsection (a)(1)(A) or (a)(1)(B) is a severity level 6, person felony;
(B) subsection (a)(1)(C) , (a)(1)(D) or (a)(3) is a severity level 7, nonperson felony; and
(C) subsection (a)(2) is a severity level 7, person felony.
(2) Aggravated arson as defined in:
(A) Subsection (b)(1) is a:
(i) Severity level 3, person felony, if such crime results in a substantial risk of bodily harm; and
(ii) severity level 6, person felony, if such crime results in no substantial risk of bodily harm; and
(B) subsection (b)(2) is a severity level 3, person felony.

K.S.A. 21-5812

Amended by L. 2011, ch. 30,§ 37, eff. 7/1/2011.

L. 1969, ch. 180, § 21-3718; L. 1969, ch. 180, § 21-3719; L. 1992, ch. 239, § 117; L. 1992, ch. 239, § 118; L. 1993, ch. 291, § 76; L. 1993, ch. 291, § 77; L. 1994, ch. 291, § 29; L. 1994, ch. 291, § 30; L. 2000, ch. 181, § 6; L. 2002, ch. 155, § 1; L. 2006, ch. 211, § 4; July 1; L. 2009, ch. 32, § 26; July 1; L. 2010, ch. 136, § 98, July 1, 2011.