Bill Summary for H 418 (2021-2022)
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AN ACT TO MAKE IT A CRIME TO THREATEN TO INFLICT SERIOUS BODILY HARM UPON OR TO KILL A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, PROBATION OR PAROLE OFFICER, DETENTION FACILITY EMPLOYEE, OR ANOTHER PERSON AS RETALIATION AGAINST THE OFFICER FOR PERFORMING THE OFFICER'S OFFICIAL DUTIES.Intro. by Faircloth, McNeill, Greene, Miller.
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Enacts GS 14-277.7A, making it a Class A1 misdemeanor to make any threat to inflict serious bodily injury upon or kill an officer because of the exercise of the officer's duties if the threat is received and believed by the officer. Makes it a Class I felony to make any threat to inflict serious bodily injury upon or kill any other person as retaliation against an officer because of the exercise of that officer's duties if the threat is received and believed by either the officer or the person being threatened. Defines officer to mean any law enforcement officer, probation officer, parole officer, or a person employed at a detention facility operated under State or local government jurisdiction. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2021.