AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PUNISHMENT FOR ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM ON A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, PROBATION OFFICER, OR PAROLE OFFICER; TO
INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON AGAINST CERTAIN EMERGENCY PERSONNEL; AND TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL DEATH BENEFIT FOR PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES WHO ARE MURDERED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Makes a clarifying change to proposed GS 143-166.3(e), which provides for an additional death benefit to specified survivors in the amount of $100,000 when any covered person is murdered in the line of duty.
Amends GS 14-34.6 to make any person who assaults or affrays the emergency responders currently listed in that section and inflicts serious injury or uses a deadly weapon other than a firearm guilty of a Class G felony (currently, Class H felony). Makes any person who commits the offense and uses a firearm guilty of a Class E felony (currently, Class F felony). Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2019. Makes conforming changes to the long title.
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