Bill Summary for H 34 (2023-2024)

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Summary date: 

Jun 14 2023

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2023-2024 Session
House Bill 34 (Public) Filed Monday, January 30, 2023
Intro. by Hastings, Saine, Carson Smith, Pyrtle.

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Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition adds the following content.  

Amends GS 14-34.2, making it a Class E felony (currently, a Class F felony) to commit an assault with a deadly weapon (currently, assault with a firearm or other deadly weapon) upon a governmental officer or employee, a company police officer, or a campus police officer in the performance of an official duty.

Amends GS 14-34.5(a1) to make the felony described in that statute (concerning assault with a firearm on members of the NC National Guard) into a Class D felony (currently, Class E felony).

Amends GS 14-34.7 to make the felonies listed in subsections (a), (a1), and (b), concerning assaults inflicting serious bodily injury on listed law enforcement, probation, and parole officers, National Guard members, and detention facility employees, into Class E felonies (currently, Class F felonies). Makes the felony in subsection (c), concerning assaults inflicting physical injury on those same categories of individuals into a Class H felony (currently, Class I felony).

Amends GS 14-32 making it a Class D felony for any person to assault an emergency worker with a deadly weapon and either inflict serious injury or have intent to kill.  Defines emergency worker as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician, or medical responder.

Makes organizational changes to account for new sections. Makes conforming changes to act’s long title.