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Nebraska Lawmakers Advance Bodily Fluids Bill

May 6, 2011

In a 35-5 vote, lawmakers in Nebraska this week gave first-round approval to a bill creating specific criminal penalties for anyone who strikes a peace office -- including jail personnel, probation officers, and others -- with a bodily fluid. The offense would be a misdemeanor; however, prosecutors could raise the charge to a felony if the accused knew the fluid was infected with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C and the fluid struck the officer’s mouth, eyes or skin. The bill is LB 226.

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Adapted from:
Associated Press
05.04.2011


  
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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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