other service or because of his employment or other service
with the Commonwealth or any of its agencies, authorities,
boards, commissions, councils, departments and offices or of
any county, school district or municipal authority, board or
(d) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following
words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this
"Electric or electronic incapacitation device." A portable
device which is designed or intended by the manufacturer to be
used, offensively or defensively, to temporarily immobilize or
incapacitate persons by means of electric pulse or current,
including devices operated by means of carbon dioxide
propellant. The term does not include cattle prods, electric
fences or other electric devices when used in agricultural,
animal husbandry or food production activities.
"Emergency medical services personnel." The term includes,
but is not limited to, doctors, residents, interns, registered
nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse aides, ambulance
attendants and operators, paramedics, emergency medical
technicians and members of a hospital security force while
working within the scope of their employment.
"Municipality." A city, borough, incorporated town, township
or home rule municipality.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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