S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
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.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.