AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PUNISHMENT FOR DISCHARGING OR ATTEMPTING TO DISCHARGE A FIREARM AT OR INTO AN UNOCCUPIED EMERGENCY VEHICLE AND TO INCREASE THE PUNISHMENT FOR POINTING A LASER DEVICE AT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR OTHER EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WHEN THE PERSON OR ANIMAL IS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER DUTIES.
House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.
Amends proposed GS 14-34.1A, to amend the definition of emergency vehicle to include a vehicle owned or operated by the Division of Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice (was, by the Division's Section of Community Corrections).
Amends GS 14-34.8, which makes it a Class I felony to intentionally point a laser at any of the specified categories of persons while that person is in the performance of his or her duties, by amending the included categories to include: (1) a person whose employment duties include the custody, transportation, or management of persons who are detained or confined to a detention facility, youth development center, or correctional institution operated under the State's or local government's jurisdiction (was, a person employed at a detention facility operated under the State's or local government's jurisdiction) and (2) court counselors whose duties include intake, probation, post-release supervision, and court supervision services of juveniles (new). Makes additional organizational changes.
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