Toohil’s Bill Would Protect Public Servants
10/5/2017
HARRISBURG – Over concern for the safety of county children and youth caseworkers and other public servants, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has introduced legislation that would create the offense of occupational intimidation in Pennsylvania.

Under House Bill 1828, the offense would be a crime committed against a law enforcement official, firefighter, emergency services provider, county children and youth social services agency employee, or a group of such individuals.

“Our hope is that this legislation will discourage people from making threats or other malicious acts against these hard-working public servants while they are performing their duties,” said Toohil. “Their jobs are difficult enough without having to worry about the possibility of being a victim of this kind of criminal behavior.”

Toohil’s proposal calls for the offense to be classified as a third-degree misdemeanor if the underlying offense is a summary. Otherwise, the offense would be classified one degree higher than the underlying offense.

House Bill 1828 has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee for review.

Representative Tarah Toohil
116th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
717.260.6136
RepToohil.com / Facebook.com/RepToohil




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