|BILL AS INTRODUCED||2007-2008|
Introduced by Representatives Grad of Moretown, Donaghy of Poultney, Marek of Newfane and Pellett of Chester
Subject: Crimes and criminal procedure; breach of the peace; domestic assault
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to increase the penalty for domestic assault and create a new misdemeanor crime for interfering with a family or household member’s attempt to receive emergency assistance.
AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC ASSAULT
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 13 V.S.A. § 1042 is amended to read:
§ 1042. DOMESTIC ASSAULT
person who attempts to cause or wilfully or recklessly causes bodily injury to
a family or household member, or wilfully causes a family or household member
to fear imminent serious bodily injury shall be imprisoned not more than
year two years or fined not more than $5,000.00, or both.
Sec. 2. 13 V.S.A. § 1045 is added to read:
§ 1045. INTERFERENCE WITH EMERGENCY SERVICE
A person who willfully or recklessly prevents or attempts to prevent a family or household member from seeking or receiving emergency assistance shall be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $5,000.00, or both.
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