REFERENCE TITLE: unlawful food or drink contamination
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
Second Regular Session
amending title 13, chapter 37, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 13‑3731; relating to criminal offenses.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Title 13, chapter 37, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 13-3731, to read:
13-3731. Unlawful food or drink contamination; damages; classification
A. It is unlawful to knowingly introduce, add or mingle any bodily fluid, foreign object not intended for human consumption or unsanitary surface with any water, food, drink or other product that may be consumed by a human being.
B. the cost to clean up and sanitize the contaminated area and any monetary compensation that was provided to a human being who consumed the contaminated water, food, drink or other product may be included in calculating the dollar amount of the damages caused by the contamination.
C. A person who violates this section is guilty of:
1. A class 6 felony if any of the following occurs:
(a) a human being consumes the contaminated water, food, drink or other product.
(b) The damage caused by the contamination is at least $1,000.
(c) The person publishes a description, photograph, video or other depiction of the contamination on an internet website or provides it to another person.
2. A class 2 misdemeanor if no human being consumes the contaminated water, food, drink or other product and the damage caused by the contamination is less than $1,000.