Enrolled Senate Bill (S)
Authored by: Sen. Brent Steele, Sen. R Michael Young, Sen. Brandt Hershman
Co-Authors: Sen. Lonnie Randolph
Sponsors: Rep. Gregory Steuerwald
  • Sen. Brent Steele
    Sen. Brent Steele

    Author

  • Sen. R Michael Young
    Sen. R Michael Young

    Author

  • Sen. Brandt Hershman
    Sen. Brandt Hershman

    Author

  • Sen. Lonnie Randolph
    Sen. Lonnie Randolph

    Co-Author

  • Rep. Gregory Steuerwald
    Rep. Gregory Steuerwald

    Sponsor

  • Rep. Jud McMillin
    Rep. Jud McMillin

    Co-Sponsor

  • Rep. Eric Allan Koch
    Rep. Eric Allan Koch

    Co-Sponsor

DIGEST

Judicial officers. Makes battery: (1) a Level 6 felony instead of a Class B misdemeanor if the offense is committed against certain judicial officers while the judicial officers are engaged in the judicial officers' official duties; and (2) a Level 5 felony instead of a Class B misdemeanor if the offense results in bodily injury to certain judicial officers while the judicial officers are engaged in the judicial officers' official duties or the person who committed the offense placed certain infected bodily fluids or wastes on certain judicial officers. Provides that certain judicial officers: (1) may possess and use a firearm in ... the same locations that a law enforcement officer who is authorized to carry a firearm may possess a firearm while the law enforcement officer is engaged in the execution of the law enforcement officer's official duties; and (2) may not be prohibited from possessing a firearm on land or in buildings and other structures owned or leased by the state or any agency of state government or a political subdivision. Specifies that a judicial officer who possesses and uses a firearm has the same civil and criminal immunities and defenses that a law enforcement officer has when the law enforcement officer: (1) possesses and uses a firearm; and (2) is engaged in the execution of the law enforcement officer's official duties.