Provides that conviction of assault on a social worker which prevents him or her from performing a lawful duty is a felony.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5655 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY March 4, 2013 ___________Introduced by M. of A. GABRYSZAK, KOLB, LUPARDO, McDONOUGH, BENEDETTO, JAFFEE, LAVINE, CLARK, GUNTHER, FINCH, V. LOPEZ, McKEVITT, HOOPER, CASTRO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CROUCH, CUSICK, GALEF, GIGLIO, MAGEE, MARKEY, WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to making conviction of assault of a social worker a felony THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 120.08 of the penal law, as added by chapter 632 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows: S 120.08 Assault on a peace officer, police officer,
[fireman or]FIRE- FIGHTER, emergency medical services professional OR SOCIAL WORKER. A person is guilty of assault on a peace officer, police officer, [fireman or]FIREFIGHTER, emergency medical services professional OR SOCIAL WORKER when, with intent to prevent a peace officer, police offi- cer, a [fireman]FIREFIGHTER, including a [fireman]FIREFIGHTER acting as a paramedic or emergency medical technician administering first aid in the course of performance of duty as such [fireman]FIREFIGHTER, [or]an emergency medical service paramedic or emergency medical service technician [,]OR SOCIAL WORKER from performing a lawful duty, he OR SHE causes serious physical injury to such peace officer, police officer, [fireman]FIREFIGHTER, paramedic [or], technician OR SOCIAL WORKER. Assault on a peace officer, police officer, [fireman or]FIREFIGHTER, emergency medical services professional OR SOCIAL WORKER is a class C felony. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- 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. LBD02210-02-3