PRINTER'S NO. 767
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
632
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY TARTAGLIONE, KEARNEY, MUTH, FARNESE, BREWSTER AND
COSTA, MAY 10, 2019
REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, MAY 10, 2019
AN ACT
Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in assault, further providing for the
offense of aggravated assault.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 2702(a)(2), (b) and (c) of Title 18 of
the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended to read:
ยง 2702. Aggravated assault.
(a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of aggravated
assault if he:
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(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;
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(b) Grading.--Aggravated assault under subsection (a)(1),
(2) [and] or (9) is a felony of the first degree. Aggravated
assault under subsection (a)(3), (4), (5), (6), (7) [and] or (8)
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.
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(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 magisterial district judge.
(24) A constable.
(25) A deputy constable.
(26) A psychiatric aide.
(27) A teaching staff member, a school board member or
other employee, including a student employee, 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.
(28) Governor.
(29) Lieutenant Governor.
(30) Auditor General.
(31) State Treasurer.
(32) Member of the General Assembly.
(33) An employee of the Department of Environmental
Protection.
(34) An individual engaged in the private detective
business as defined in section 2(a) and (b) of the act of
August 21, 1953 (P.L.1273, No.361), known as The Private
Detective Act of 1953.
(35) An employee or agent of a county children and youth
social service agency or of the legal representative of such
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agency.
(36) A public utility employee or an employee of an
electric cooperative.
(37) A wildlife conservation officer or deputy wildlife
conservation officer of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
(38) A waterways conservation officer or deputy
waterways conservation officer of the Pennsylvania Fish and
Boat Commission.
(39) An employee of an agency, company or other entity
engaged in public transportation.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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