Process Server Assault Bill Reintroduced in NY Senate and Assembly

A bill making assault on a process server felony was successfully reintroduced in both the Senate and Assembly.

Assembly Bill 1250 and Senate Bill 1250 would make assault of a process server a class D felony, whether it is the international causing of physical injury to obstruct them from performing their duty or in retaliation for performing their duties.

Similar bills were introduced in 2013 (S2599 and A3091-13) but only passed through the Senate. The bill was not voted on in the Assembly and was referred to codes.

If New York does pass this bill they will be the fourth state to make assault against a process server a felony, joining California, Florida and Illinois.

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