Assault and battery; persons diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, etc. (SB453)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Assault and battery; persons diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, or mental illness; penalties. Provides that any person charged with a simple assault and battery offense who has been diagnosed by a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist with an autism spectrum disorder, an intellectual disability, or mental illness and the violation was caused by or had a direct and substantial relationship to the person's disorder or disability is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and shall not be subject to mandatory minimum punishment. Under current law, certain simple assault and battery offenses carry a mandatory minimum punishment when such offenses are committed against certain groups of people. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102307D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

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