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General Assembly



January Session, 2017

LCO No. 8547



Offered by:


REP. SREDZINSKI, 112th Dist.

REP. CAMILLO, 151st Dist.

REP. CANDELORA, 86th Dist.


To: House Bill No. 6663

File No. 221

Cal. No. 174


After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) (a) For the purposes of this section, "public safety employee" means a police officer, as defined in section 7-294a of the general statutes, or an employee of the Department of Correction.

(b) A person is guilty of assault of an off-duty public safety employee when such person, with intent to intimidate or harass, or to retaliate against, another person on account of the performance by such other person of such other person's duties as a public safety employee, causes physical injury to such other person, provided such other person was (1) reasonably identifiable as a public safety employee, (2) off-duty, and (3) not the initial aggressor.

(c) Assault of an off-duty public safety employee is a class C felony. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

October 1, 2017

New section