Comments: IN HB1235 | 2019 | Regular Session

Bill Title: Judicial officers and public safety officials. Provides that a person commits battery on a public safety official if the offense is committed against a current or former public safety official: (1) while the official is engaged in the official's official duty; or (2) in retaliation for the official having engaged in the official's official duty. (Under current law, a person commits the offense only if the official is acting in the person's official duty.) Exempts a person who retires from judicial office after at least 20 years of service or because of a disability from the payment of the fee for a license to carry a handgun. Permits a former judicial officer to possess and use a handgun in the same locations as a judicial officer, and requires the supreme court to annually issue an identification card to a former judicial officer.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 6-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-03-04 - First reading: referred to Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law [HB1235 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [PDF]

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