House Bill No. 5476
               House Bill No. 5476

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-41


AN  ACT  CONCERNING  ASSAULT  OF CERTAIN EMPLOYEES
OF  THE JUDICIAL  BRANCH  AND  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section 53a-167c of  the  general  statutes is
repealed and the  following is substituted in lieu
thereof:
    (a) A person  is  guilty of assault of a peace
officer, fireman, employee of an emergency medical
service organization, emergency  room physician or
nurse, employee of  the  Department of Correction,
employee or member  of  the  Board of Parole, [or]
probation officer, EMPLOYEE OF THE JUDICIAL BRANCH
ASSIGNED TO PROVIDE  PRETRIAL SECURE DETENTION AND
PROGRAMMING SERVICES TO  JUVENILES  ACCUSED OF THE
COMMISSION OF A  DELINQUENT ACT OR EMPLOYEE OF THE
DEPARTMENT  OF CHILDREN  AND  FAMILIES  PERFORMING
DUTIES AT LONG  LANE  SCHOOL  when, with intent to
prevent a reasonably  identifiable  peace officer,
fireman  or  employee   of  an  emergency  medical
service organization, as defined in section 53a-3,
emergency room physician or nurse, employee of the
Department of Correction,  employee  or  member of
the  Board  of  Parole,  [or]  probation  officer,
EMPLOYEE  OF  THE   JUDICIAL  BRANCH  ASSIGNED  TO
PROVIDE PRETRIAL SECURE  DETENTION AND PROGRAMMING
SERVICES TO JUVENILES ACCUSED OF THE COMMISSION OF
A DELINQUENT ACT  OR EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES  PERFORMING  DUTIES  AT LONG
LANE SCHOOL from  performing  his  [duty]  OR  HER
DUTIES, and while  such  peace  officer,  fireman,
employee, physician, nurse,  member  or  probation
officer is acting in the performance of his OR HER
duties,  (1)  [he]  SUCH  PERSON  causes  physical
injury to such  peace  officer, fireman, employee,
physician, nurse, member  or  probation officer or
(2) [he] SUCH PERSON throws or hurls, or causes to
be thrown or  hurled,  any  rock,  bottle,  can or
other  article, object  or  missile  of  any  kind
capable  of  causing   physical  harm,  damage  or
injury, at such  peace officer, fireman, employee,
physician, nurse, member  or  probation officer or
(3) [he] SUCH PERSON uses or causes to be used any
mace, tear gas  or any like or similar deleterious
agent  against  such   peace   officer,   fireman,
employee, physician, nurse,  member  or  probation
officer or (4)  [he] SUCH PERSON throws, hurls, or
causes to be  thrown  or hurled, any paint, dye or
other like or  similar  staining,  discoloring  or
coloring agent or any type of offensive or noxious
liquid, agent or  substance at such peace officer,
fireman,  employee, physician,  nurse,  member  or
probation officer.
    (b)  Assault  of  a  peace  officer,  fireman,
employee   of   an   emergency   medical   service
organization, emergency room  physician  or nurse,
employee of the Department of Correction, employee
or member of  the  Board of Parole, [or] probation
officer, EMPLOYEE OF  THE JUDICIAL BRANCH ASSIGNED
TO   PROVIDE   PRETRIAL   SECURE   DETENTION   AND
PROGRAMMING SERVICES TO  JUVENILES  ACCUSED OF THE
COMMISSION OF A  DELINQUENT ACT OR EMPLOYEE OF THE
DEPARTMENT  OF CHILDREN  AND  FAMILIES  PERFORMING
DUTIES AT LONG LANE SCHOOL is a class C felony. If
any person who  is  confined  in an institution or
facility  of  the   Department  of  Correction  is
sentenced to a term of imprisonment for assault of
an employee of  the Department of Correction under
this section, such term shall run consecutively to
the term for  which  the person was serving at the
time of the assault.

Approved May 19, 1998