senate Bill S2947

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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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S2947 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4798
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง120.08, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A4404, S6687

S2947 - Bill Texts

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

                                  2947

                       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.
                                                           LBD04585-01-1

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