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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 2, 2019 10:27 AM
From: Representative Maria P. Donatucci
To: All House members
Subject: Aggravated Assault – Government Officials
The Pennsylvania Crimes Code differentiates between various public officials and employees, prioritizing one set of officials or employees assaulted on the job over others. Assaults on various officers and employees are considered aggravated assaults, while assaults on other officers and employees are not. From time to time, the General Assembly expands the listing to include more officials and employees.

Any attack against a government official while on duty should rise to the level of aggravated assault. Furthermore, by making this encompassing change, the General Assembly would have no need to further add to the definition list in current law. I propose we simplify the definition of officers and employees by including language that encompasses any government official or employee acting in his or her official capacity.

Please join me in giving the same protections to all public officials and employees who are committed to serving their state, country, and community.

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Introduced as HB88