Not yet! But it soon could be.
It seems as the though the Illinois Association of Professional Process Servers (ILAPPS) has gotten the ball rolling in regard to legislation making the assault of a process server a felony. The New York State Professional Process Servers Association (NYSPPSA) has achieved an important step in accomplishing the same goal: the bill has been introduced to the State Senate by New York State Senator Catherine Young.
The bill will also have a sponsor in the assembly, Charles Levine.
A similar bill has already been passed in California and has benefited many in the industry.
To see the bill go to: https:open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S6759-2011