An Act To Protect Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers by Creating the Crime of Aggravated Assault on an Officer
Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA §752-A, sub-§1, ¶A, as enacted by PL 1977, c. 656, §2, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 17-A MRSA §752-F is enacted to read:
§ 752-F. Aggravated assault on an officer
A person is guilty of aggravated assault on an officer if:
Sec. 3. 17-A MRSA §1252, sub-§4, as amended by PL 2005, c. 527, §17, is further amended to read:
Sec. 4. 17-A MRSA §1252, sub-§4-A, as amended by PL 2017, c. 336, §1, is further amended to read:
This bill changes the crime of assault on an officer to include offensive physical contact and creates the crime of aggravated assault on an officer, which includes assaults against law enforcement officers and corrections officers and other corrections personnel and which is modeled on the crime of aggravated assault.