Anyone who fails to contact the police or emergency workers when they find a corpse or see someone in danger of dying or suffering a serious injury could be charged with a misdemeanor under legislation approved by the Senate Monday.
The bill, Senate File 243, passed by the House in April, will now be sent to Gov. Kim Reynolds.
The legislation grew out of a case in Johnson County in which witnesses failed to provide investigators the location of a 15-year-old boy who drowned in Coralville Lake, or provide details of what happened. The boys’ possessions and money were stolen.