Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Battery on a utility worker. Makes battery a Level 6 felony instead of a Class B misdemeanor if the battery is committed against a utility worker engaged in the ordinary course of the utility worker's employment. Makes the offense a Level 5 felony if: (1) the battery involved the placement of any bodily fluid or waste on a utility worker; and (2) the person who committed the offense knew or recklessly failed to know that the bodily fluid or waste placed on the utility worker was infected with hepatitis, tuberculosis, or human immunodeficiency virus. Battery on a utility worker. Makes battery a Level 6 felony instead of a Class B misdemeanor if the battery is committed against a utility worker engaged in the ordinary course of the utility worker's employment. Makes the offense a Level 5 felony if: (1) the battery involved the placement of any bodily fluid or waste on a utility worker; and (2) the person who committed the offense knew or recklessly failed to know that the bodily fluid or waste placed on the utility worker was infected with hepatitis, tuberculosis, or human immunodeficiency virus.