CRIMES CODE (18 PA.C.S) - AMEND ASSAULT ON EMERGENCY MEDICAL WORKERS
                  Act of Jul. 2, 1996, P.L. 478, No. 75               Cl. 18
                             Session of 1996
                               No. 1996-75

     SB 1313

                                  AN ACT

     Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
        Consolidated Statutes, further providing for aggravated
        assault on emergency medical health care workers.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  Section 2702 of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania
     Consolidated Statutes, amended February 23, 1996 (P.L.17, No.7),
     is amended to read:
      § 2702.  Aggravated assault.
        (a)  Offense defined.--A person is guilty of aggravated
     assault if he:
            (1)  attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another,
        or causes such injury intentionally, knowingly or recklessly
        under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the
        value of human life;
            (2)  attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or
        recklessly causes serious bodily injury to any of the
        officers, agents, employees or other persons enumerated in
        subsection (c) or to an employee of an agency, company or
        other entity engaged in public transportation, while in the
        performance of duty;
            (3)  attempts to cause or intentionally or knowingly
        causes bodily injury to any of the officers, agents,
        employees or other persons enumerated in subsection (c), in
        the performance of duty;
            (4)  attempts to cause or intentionally or knowingly
        causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon;
            (5)  attempts to cause or intentionally or knowingly
        causes bodily injury to a teaching staff member, school board
        member, other employee or student of any elementary or
        secondary publicly-funded educational institution, any
        elementary or secondary private school licensed by the
        Department of Education or any elementary or secondary
        parochial school while acting in the scope of his or her
        employment or because of his or her employment relationship
        to the school; or
            (6)  attempts by physical menace to put any of the
        officers, agents, employees or other persons enumerated in
        subsection (c), while in the performance of duty, in fear of
        imminent serious bodily injury.
        (b)  Grading.--Aggravated assault under subsection (a)(1) and
     (2) is a felony of the first degree. Aggravated assault under
     subsection (a)(3), (4), (5) and (6) is a felony of the second
     degree.
        (c)  Officers, employees, etc., enumerated.--The officers,
     agents, employees and other persons referred to in subsection
     (a) shall be as follows:
            (1)  Police officer.
            (2)  Firefighter.
            (3)  County adult probation or parole officer.
            (4)  County juvenile probation or parole officer.
            (5)  An agent of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and
        Parole.
            (6)  Sheriff.
            (7)  Deputy sheriff.
            (8)  Liquor control enforcement agent.
            (9)  Officer or employee of a correctional institution,
        county jail or prison, juvenile detention center or any other
        facility to which the person has been ordered by the court
        pursuant to a petition alleging delinquency under 42 Pa.C.S.
        Ch. 63 (relating to juvenile matters).
            (10)  Judge of any court in the unified judicial system.
            (11)  The Attorney General.
            (12)  A deputy attorney general.
            (13)  A district attorney.
            (14)  An assistant district attorney.
            (15)  A public defender.
            (16)  An assistant public defender.
            (17)  A Federal law enforcement official.
            (18)  A State law enforcement official.
            (19)  A local law enforcement official.
            (20)  Any person employed to assist or who assists any
        Federal, State or local law enforcement official.
            (21)  Emergency medical services personnel.
            (22)  Parking enforcement officer.
            (23)  A district justice.
            (24)  A constable.
            (25)  A deputy constable.
            (26)  A psychiatric aide.
        (d)  Definition.--As used in this section, the term
     "emergency medical services personnel" 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.
        Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.

     APPROVED--The 2nd day of July, A. D. 1996.

     THOMAS J. RIDGE