senate Bill S4016

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Mar 04, 2013 referred to codes

S4016 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง120.08, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3611
2009-2010: A4404, S6687

S4016 - 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:S4016

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to making
conviction of assault of a social services 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 522
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: A.4525A 2011: A.4404

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4016

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- 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 services 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   SERVICES
           WORKER.
  A  person  is  guilty  of  assault on a peace officer, police officer,
fireman [or], emergency medical services professional OR SOCIAL SERVICES
WORKER when, with intent to prevent a peace officer, police  officer,  a
fireman,  including a fireman acting as a paramedic or emergency medical
technician administering first aid in the course of performance of  duty
as such fireman, [or] an emergency medical service paramedic or emergen-
cy medical service technician[,] OR SOCIAL SERVICES WORKER from perform-
ing  a  lawful  duty,  he  OR SHE causes serious physical injury to such
peace officer, police officer, fireman, paramedic  [or],  technician  OR
SOCIAL SERVICES WORKER.
  Assault  on  a  peace officer, police officer, fireman [or], emergency
medical services professional OR SOCIAL SERVICES 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.
                                                           LBD02210-03-3

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