Bill Summary for S 20 (2019-2020)

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Mar 6 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 20 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Intro. by Britt, Ballard, McInnis.

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Bill summary

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Amends GS 14-34.2, making it a Class E felony to commit an assault with a deadly weapon upon a governmental officer or employee, a company police officer, or a campus police officer in the performance of an official duty (was a Class F felony). Separates assault upon the same persons with a firearm and makes the offense a Class D felony (was a Class F felony). Makes organizational changes.

Further amends GS 14-34.6, making it a Class I felony for a person to commit an assault or affray causing physical injury on hospital personnel and licensed healthcare providers who are providing or attempting to provide health care services to a patient (was, more specifically to a patient in a hospital) while discharging or attempting to discharge their official duties.

Deletes proposed GS 14-277.7A, which proposed a Class A1 misdemeanor for a person to threaten to commit an act of violence against a public safety worker by any means of communication to any person or group of persons.

Renumbers the act's sections.