Amendments Concerning Assaults
2010 N.Y. Laws 345
LAWS OF NEW YORK, 2010
CHAPTER 345

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to criminalizing assaults on
sanitation enforcement agents

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. Subdivisions 3 and 11 of section 120.05 of the penal law,
as amended by chapter 45 of the laws of 2008, are amended to read as
follows:

3. With intent to prevent a peace officer, a police officer, sanita-
tion enforcement agent,
a firefighter, including a firefighter acting as
a paramedic or emergency medical technician administering 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 emergency department, a city
marshal, a traffic enforcement officer or traffic 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, sanitation enforcement agent, firefighter, paramedic,
technician,  city marshal, traffic enforcement officer or traffic
enforcement agent, he or she causes physical injury to such peace offi-
cer, police officer, sanitation enforcement agent, firefighter, paramed-
ic, technician or medical or related personnel in a hospital emergency
department, city marshal, traffic enforcement officer or  traffic
enforcement agent; or

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 or sanitation enforcement agent, 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 or sanitation
enforcement agent,
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 or sanitation enforcement agent is performing an assigned duty.

§ 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after 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.