House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Rewrites the amendment to GS 14-34.7 as follows. Enacts new subsection (c) to GS 14-34.7, making a person guilty of a Class I felony (was, a Class H felony) if the person does either of the following and the offense is not covered under another provision of law with greater punishment: (1) assaults a law enforcement officer, probation officer, or parole officer while the officer is discharging or attempting to discharge his or her official duties and inflicts physical injury on the officer or (2) assaults a person employed at a detention facility and inflicts physical injury. Physical injury, for the purposes of new GS 14-34.7(c), includes cuts, scrapes, bruises, or other physical injury that does not constitute serious injury. Makes a conforming change to the bill title.
Bill H 696 (2011-2012)Summary date: Jun 2 2011 - View summary
Bill H 696 (2011-2012)Summary date: Apr 6 2011 - View summary
Amends GS 14-34.7 to specify that a person is guilty of a Class H felony if the person assaults and inflicts bodily harm on a law enforcement officer, probation officer, or parole officer while the officer is discharging or attempting to discharge his or her official duties, unless covered under some other provision of law providing for greater punishment.
Effective December 1, 2011, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.