A03643 Summary:

Amd S195.15, Pen L
Establishes a person who intentionally obstructs the efforts of any firefighter performing emergency medical care on a sick or injured person is guilty of the crime of obstructing firefighting operations.
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A03643 Actions:

01/27/2015referred to codes
01/06/2016referred to codes
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A03643 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 27, 2015
        Introduced  by M. of A. MORELLE -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Codes
        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the crime  of  obstructing
          firefighting operations
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 195.15 of the penal law, as amended by chapter  731
     2  of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
     3  § 195.15 Obstructing firefighting operations.
     4    A  person  is guilty of obstructing firefighting operations when he or
     5  she intentionally and unreasonably obstructs the efforts of any:
     6    1. [fireman] firefighter in  extinguishing  a  fire,  or  prevents  or
     7  dissuades  another  from  extinguishing or helping to extinguish a fire;
     8  [or]
     9    2. [fireman] firefighter, police officer or peace officer in  perform-
    10  ing  his  or  her  duties  in circumstances involving an imminent danger
    11  created by an explosion, threat of explosion or the  presence  of  toxic
    12  fumes or gases; or
    13    3.  firefighter performing emergency medical care on a sick or injured
    14  person.
    15    Obstructing firefighting operations is a class A misdemeanor.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
    17  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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