SB 973 Assault and battery; health care providers; penalty.
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Summary as introduced:

Assault and battery; health care providers; penalty. Expands the penalty for battery against a health care provider who is engaged in the performance of his duties to apply in hospitals or in emergency rooms on the premises of any clinic or other facility rendering emergency care. Under current law, the penalties only apply to a battery against an emergency health care provider. The bill requires the Department of Health to work with stakeholder groups to develop guidelines regarding the publication of penalties for battery on a health care provider and for the training of health care professionals and providers in violence prevention programs. This bill is identical to HB 1921.

Full text:
01/03/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101152D  pdf | impact statement
02/14/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB973ER)  pdf | impact statement
02/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0056)  pdf

Status:
01/03/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101152D
01/03/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 4-N 1-A)
01/27/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/30/17  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
01/31/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N)
02/03/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/03/17  House: Read first time
02/03/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N)
02/10/17  House: Read second time
02/13/17  House: Read third time
02/13/17  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/14/17  Senate: Enrolled
02/14/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB973ER)
02/14/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/15/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/15/17  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/15/17
02/15/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2017
02/20/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 56 (effective 7/1/17)
02/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0056)