SB 1257
Creates new criminal penalties for killing or assaulting a highway worker
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Last Action:
3/3/2008 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2008

Current Bill Summary

SB 1257 - Under this act, a person commits involuntary manslaughter if he or she operates a motor vehicle in violation of the "endangerment of a highway worker" statute, and when doing so, acts with criminal negligence to cause the death of a highway worker in a construction zone or work zone. Such crime shall be a class B felony.

This act expands the crime of assault of a law enforcement officer, emergency personnel, or probation and parole officer to include highway workers in a construction zone or work zone.

This act is similar to HB 1421 (2008).