Policy & Politics
Nebraska: Bill Would Protect Police From Body Fluids Assault
January 12, 2011
Included in the legislative package offered last week by state Attorney General Jon Bruning is a measure that would punish people who assault peace officers with bodily fluids that can transmit HIV or hepatitis B or C. Under the measure, sponsored by Sen. Mike Gloor, assaulting an officer with bodily fluid would be a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. If the alleged attacker knew he or she was infected with HIV or hepatitis B or C, the offense would become a felony carrying a penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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