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A09747 Summary:

BILL NOA09747
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07379
 
SPONSORRosenthal D
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §120.08, Pen L
 
Includes assault on a corrections officer as a class C felony.
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A09747 Actions:

BILL NOA09747
 
03/28/2022referred to codes
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A09747 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9747
 
SPONSOR: Rosenthal D
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to including corrections officers in certain assault charges   PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to make it a class C felony to assault a corrections officer while such officer is performing their professional duties.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends section 120.08 of the penal law to add corrections officers to the section of law that creates a class C felony for assault on a peace officer, police officer, firefighter or emergency medical services professional. Section 2. Sets forth the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: This bill will provide additional protection for corrections officers who put themselves in harm's way every day they report to work by enhancing the criminal penalty for assaulting a corrections officer while such officer is performing his/her official duties. Currently, it is a class C felony to cause serious physical injury to a peace officer, police officer, firefighter or emergency medical services professional in an attempt to prevent such professional from performing his/her offi- cial duties. This bill appropriately adds corrections officers to that list based on the dangerous nature of such officers' occupation.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A09747 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9747
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 28, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. D. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Codes
 
        AN ACT to amend the penal law,  in  relation  to  including  corrections
          officers in certain assault charges
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 120.08 of the penal law, as amended by chapter  476
     2  of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
     3  § 120.08 Assault  on  a peace officer, police officer, corrections offi-
     4             cer, firefighter or emergency medical services professional.
     5    A person is guilty of assault on  a  peace  officer,  police  officer,
     6  corrections  officer,  firefighter or emergency medical services profes-
     7  sional when, with intent to prevent a  peace  officer,  police  officer,
     8  corrections  officer, a firefighter, including a firefighter acting as a
     9  paramedic or emergency medical technician administering first aid in the
    10  course of performance of duty  as  such  firefighter,  or  an  emergency
    11  medical  service paramedic or emergency medical service technician, from
    12  performing a lawful duty, he or she causes serious  physical  injury  to
    13  such  peace  officer,  police officer, corrections officer, firefighter,
    14  paramedic or technician.
    15    Assault on a peace officer, police officer, corrections officer, fire-
    16  fighter or emergency medical services professional is a class C felony.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13105-02-1
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