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5 AN ACT RELATING TO THE CRIMINAL CODE; INCREASING THE PENALTY OF
6 ASSAULT AGAINST A PEACE OFFICER TO A THIRD DEGREE FELONY WHEN
7 SUBSTANTIAL BODILY INJURY IS CAUSED.
8 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
10 76-5-102.4, as last amended by Chapter 23, Laws of Utah 1987
11 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
12 Section 1. Section 76-5-102.4 is amended to read:
13 76-5-102.4. Assault against peace officer.
14 (1) Any person who assaults a peace officer, with knowledge that he is a peace officer, and
15 when the peace officer is acting within the scope of his authority as a peace officer, is guilty of a
16 class A misdemeanor.
17 (2) Assault against a peace officer is a third degree felony if the person causes substantial
18 bodily injury to the peace officer.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-17-97 4:03 PM
A limited legal review of this bill raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.