The Kansas Senate passed the Andrew T. Finch anti-swatting bill Tuesday. The bill will now go to Gov. Jeff Colyer for final approval.
The bill came after Wichita police shot and killed 28-year-old Andrew Finch last December after a swatting call.
“It is amazing to me. I’m very happy that it’s named after my son. If it prevents even one tragedy like this happening to another family, that will be amazing,” said Lisa Finch, Andrew’s mother.
Under the bill, anyone who makes a false alarm or swatting call that results in death or extreme injury would face a level one felony, which carries a prison sentence between 10 and 41 years, depending on criminal history.