Bill Summary for H 283 (2019-2020)

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Mar 13 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 283 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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.
Intro. by Jones, Bell, Moore, Hastings.

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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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