SB 20 – Emergency Worker Protection Act

Primary Sponsors: Sen. Danny Britt (R-Columbus), Sen. Deanna Ballard (R), Sen. Tom McInnis (R- Anson)

Bill Summary

This bill would change the felony charge given to assaults on law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, medical responders, and hospital personnel.  The bill also adds a misdemeanor charge for someone who threatens to commit an act of violence against a public safety worker.

Bill Movement

This bill was filed on February 6, 2018. This bill was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 7, 2019.

This bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 6, 2019.

This bill passed in the Senate Rules Committee March 6, 2019.

The bill will now move to the Senate floor.