senate Bill S4158

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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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 12 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1339
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1325
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

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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Bill Details

Versions:
S4158
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง120.08, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2947
2009-2010: A4404, S6687
2007-2008: A7428

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BILL NUMBER:S4158

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: 2011: S.2947 - Referred to Codes / A.4798 -
Referred to Codes

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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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4158

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 12, 2013
                               ___________

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]  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

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