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2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO SENATE BILL 163
October 17, 2019 - Offered by Senator Kooyenga.
SB163-SSA1,1,3 1An Act to amend 940.20 (7) (a) 1g. and 940.20 (7) (b); and to create 940.20 (2r)
2and 940.20 (7) (a) 4. of the statutes; relating to: battery to a health care
3provider who works at a hospital or a nurse and providing a penalty.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB163-SSA1,1 4Section 1. 940.20 (2r) of the statutes is created to read:
SB163-SSA1,1,65 940.20 (2r) Battery to a nurse. (a) In this subsection, “nurse" means an
6individual who is licensed pursuant to s. 441.06 or 441.10.
SB163-SSA1,1,117 (b) Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm to a nurse, or to an individual
8acting under the supervision of a nurse, who is acting in his or her professional
9capacity, and the actor knows or has reason to know that the victim is a nurse or an
10individual acting under the supervision of a nurse, by an act done without the
11consent of the individual so injured, is guilty of a Class H felony.
SB163-SSA1,2
1Section 2. 940.20 (7) (a) 1g. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB163-SSA1,2,42 940.20 (7) (a) 1g. “Emergency department" means a room or area in a hospital,
3as defined in s. 50.33 (2),
that is primarily used to provide emergency care, diagnosis
4or radiological treatment.
SB163-SSA1,3 5Section 3. 940.20 (7) (a) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
SB163-SSA1,2,66 940.20 (7) (a) 4. “Hospital” has the meaning given in s. 50.33 (2).
SB163-SSA1,4 7Section 4. 940.20 (7) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB163-SSA1,2,158 940.20 (7) (b) Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm to a health care
9provider who works in a hospital,
an emergency department worker, an emergency
10medical services practitioner, an emergency medical responder, or an ambulance
11driver who is acting in an official capacity and who the person knows or has reason
12to know is a health care provider who works in a hospital, an emergency department
13worker, an emergency medical services practitioner, an emergency medical
14responder, or an ambulance driver, by an act done without the consent of the person
15so injured, is guilty of a Class H felony.
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