SENATE BILL 5092
State of Washington 55th Legislature 1997 Regular Session
By Senators Roach, Swecker, Zarelli, Schow, Hochstatter, Bauer, McCaslin, Oke and Long
Read first time 01/14/97. Referred to Committee on Law & Justice.
AN ACT Relating to disarming a law enforcement officer; adding new sections to chapter 9A.76 RCW; and prescribing penalties.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. (1) A person is guilty of disarming a law enforcement officer if with intent to interfere with the performance of the officer's duties the person knowingly removes a firearm or weapon from the person of a law enforcement officer or corrections officer or deprives a law enforcement officer or corrections officer of the use of a firearm or weapon, when the officer is acting within the scope of the officer's duties, does not consent to the removal, and the person has reasonable cause to know or knows that the individual is a law enforcement or corrections officer.
(2) Disarming a law enforcement or corrections officer is a class C felony unless the firearm involved is discharged when the person removes the firearm, in which case the offense is a class B felony.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A person who commits another crime during the commission of the crime of disarming a law enforcement or corrections officer may be punished for the other crime as well as for disarming a law enforcement officer and may be prosecuted separately for each crime.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. Sections 1 and 2 of this act do not apply when the law enforcement officer or corrections officer is engaged in felonious conduct.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. Sections 1 through 3 of this act are added to chapter 9A.76 RCW.
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