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HOUSE PROPOSAL OF AMENDMENT 2007-2008

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S.301

An act relating to enhancing the penalties for assaulting a law enforcement officer and to the crime of assault with bodily fluids.

The House proposes to the Senate to amend the bill by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

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

§ 1028.  ASSAULT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, FIREFIGHTER,                                  EMERGENCY ROOM PERSONNEL, OR EMERGENCY

               MEDICAL PERSONNEL MEMBER

A person convicted of a simple or aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer, firefighter, emergency room personnel, or member of emergency services personnel as defined in subdivision 2651(6) of Title 24 while the officer, 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.

and request that the title be amended to read as follows: “AN ACT RELATING TO ASSAULTS ON EMERGENCY ROOM PERSONNEL” 



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The Vermont General Assembly
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