H.B. 2312 would make battery against any law enforcement officer a severity level 6 person felony. Under current law, there is a distinction for battery against uniformed officers (a class A misdemeanor) as opposed to other law enforcement officers (a level 6 person felony).
Other amendments are cleanup and technical in nature.
Two representatives of the Kansas Police Officers Association spoke in favor of the bill.
The fiscal note indicates no fiscal impact for the bill, as drafted.
1. *Supplemental notes are prepared by the Legislative Research Department and do not express legislative intent. The supplemental note and fiscal note for this bill may be accessed on the Internet at http://www.ink.org/public/legislative/fulltext-bill.html.