Amendments Concerning Assaults:
2010 N.Y. Laws Ch 318
LAWS OF NEW YORK, 2010
CHAPTER 318

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to assault on certain emer-
gency medical professionals

Became a law August 13, 2010, with the approval of the Governor.
Passed by a two-thirds vote.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
bly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 120.05 of the penal law, as
amended by chapter 45 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as
follows:

3. With intent to prevent a peace officer, a police officer, regis-
tered nurse, licensed practical nurse,
a firefighter, including a fire-
fighter acting as a paramedic or emergency medical technician adminis-
tering first aid in the course of performance of duty as such
firefighter, an emergency medical service paramedic or emergency medical
service technician, or medical or related personnel in a hospital emer-
gency department, a city marshal, a traffic enforcement officer or traf-
fic enforcement agent, from performing a lawful duty, by means including
releasing or failing to control an animal under circumstances evincing
the actor's intent that the animal obstruct the lawful activity of such
peace officer, police officer, registered nurse, licensed practical
nurse,
  firefighter,  paramedic, technician, city marshal, traffic
enforcement officer or traffic enforcement agent, he or she causes phys-
ical injury to such peace officer, police officer, registered nurse,
licensed practical nurse,
firefighter, paramedic, technician or medical
or related personnel in a hospital emergency department, city marshal,
traffic enforcement officer or traffic enforcement agent; or

§ 2. Subdivision 11 of section 120.05 of the penal law, as amended by
chapter 45 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:

11. With intent to cause physical injury to a train operator, ticket
inspector, conductor, signalperson, bus operator or station agent
employed by any transit agency, authority or company, public or private,
whose operation is authorized by New York state or any of its political
subdivisions, a city marshal, a traffic enforcement officer [or], traf-
fic enforcement agent, registered nurse or licensed practical nurse he
or she causes physical injury to such train operator, ticket inspector,
conductor, signalperson, bus operator or station agent, city marshal,
traffic enforcement officer [or], traffic enforcement agent, registered
nurse or licensed practical nurse
while such employee is performing an
assigned duty on, or directly related to, the operation of a train or
bus, or such city marshal, traffic enforcement officer [or], traffic
enforcement agent, registered nurse or licensed practical nurse is
performing an assigned duty.

§ 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.


The Legislature of the STATE OF NEW YORK ss:
Pursuant to the authority vested in us by section 70-b of the Public
Officers Law, we hereby jointly certify that this slip copy of this
session law was printed under our direction and, in accordance with such
section, is entitled to be read into evidence.


MALCOLM A. SMITH
Temporary President of the Senate

SHELDON SILVER
Speaker of the Assembly


EXPLANATION--Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.