Bill S2947-2011

Provides that conviction of assault on a social worker which prevents him or her from performing a lawful duty is a felony

Provides that conviction of assault on a social worker which prevents him or her from performing a lawful duty is a felony.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO CODES
  • Feb 3, 2011: REFERRED TO CODES

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BILL NUMBER:S2947

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to making conviction of assault of a social worker a felony

PURPOSE: Provides that conviction of assault on a social worker which prevents him or her from performing a lawful duty is a felony

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one. Section 120.08 of the penal law, as added by chapter 632 of the laws of the 1996, is amended to make the conviction of assault on a social worker which prevents them from performing their lawful duty a felony.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation would make assaulting a social worker a Felony Crime a protection that is already granted to Teachers, Police Officers, and Transit Workers.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Unknown.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2947 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 3, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee 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], emer- gency medical services professional OR SOCIAL WORKER. A person is guilty of assault on a peace officer, police officer, fireman [or], emergency medical services professional OR SOCIAL WORKER when, with intent to prevent a peace officer, police officer, a fireman, including a fireman acting as a paramedic or emergency medical techni- cian administering first aid in the course of performance of duty as such fireman, [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, paramedic [or], technician OR SOCIAL WORKER. Assault on a peace officer, police officer, fireman [or], 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.

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