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H.181

Introduced by   Representatives Masland of Thetford, Botzow of Pownal, Chen of Mendon, Howrigan of Fairfield, Johnson of South Hero, Martin of Springfield and Shand of Weathersfield

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Crimes; assault on emergency medical personnel

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to provide enhanced criminal penalties for assaulting emergency medical personnel.

AN ACT RELATING TO ASSAULTS ON EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  13 V.S.A. § 1028 is amended to read:

§ 1028.  ASSAULT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, FIREFIGHTER,

              OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL

A person convicted of a simple or aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer or, firefighter, or member of emergency services personnel as defined in subdivision 2651(6) of Title 24 while the officer or, firefighter, or emergency medical personnel member is performing a lawful duty, in addition to any other penalties imposed under sections 1023 and 1024 of this title, shall:

(1)  For the first offense, be imprisoned not more than one year;

(2)  For the second offense and subsequent offenses, be imprisoned not more than ten years.  



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The Vermont General Assembly
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