PRINTER'S NO. 993
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
814
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY YUDICHAK, FLYNN, REGAN, SANTARSIERO, STEFANO,
BROWNE, LANGERHOLC, AUMENT, BAKER, BREWSTER AND BOSCOLA,
JULY 8, 2021
REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, JULY 8, 2021
AN ACT
Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in obstructing governmental
operations, providing for the offense of evading arrest or
detention on foot and for the offense of harming a police
animal while evading arrest or detention.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes is amended by adding sections to read:
§ 5104.2. Evading arrest or detention on foot.
(a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if the
person knowingly and intentionally flees on foot from a public
servant attempting to lawfully arrest or detain that person.
(b) Grading.--An offense under this section is:
(1) A felony of the third degree where another person
suffers serious bodily injury as a direct result of a
violation of this section.
(2) A felony of the first degree if another person
suffers death as a direct result of a violation of this
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section.
(3) Except as provided under paragraph (1) or (2), a
misdemeanor of the second degree.
§ 5104.3. Harming a police animal while evading arrest or
detention.
(a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if, while
engaging in an act prohibited under section 5104 (relating to
resisting arrest or other law enforcement), 5104.1 (relating to
disarming law enforcement officer) or 5104.2 (relating to
e vading arrest or detention on foot ), the person harms a police
animal as defined in section 5531 (relating to definitions).
(b) Grading.--An offense under this section is:
(1) A felony of the second degree if the police animal
suffers serious bodily injury.
(2) A felony of the third degree if the police animal
suffers bodily injury.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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