First Responder Protections

nc-stampHB 181 – Frist Responders Act 2017

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Harry Warren (R – Rowan), Rep. Mike Clampitt (R – Haywood), Rep. Carl Ford (R – Cabarrus), Rep. Larry Potts (R – Davidson)

This bill would allow hospital security to take individuals into custody for examination by a physician. This bill strives to protect EMS personnel from hate crimes, by stating that all individuals that inflict serious bodily injury on emergency personnel due to their position, will be guilty of a felony. Lastly, the bill would allow EMS personnel to carry a concealed weapon on the job if they have completed a conceal carry course.

This bill was referred to the House Finance Committee on 2.23.2017. This bill was withdrawn from that committee on 3.13.2017.

The bill was then re-referred to the House Judiciary III Committee, and was reported favorable on 3.22.2017.

The bill was referred to the House Transportation Committee, and was reported favorable on 4.4.2017. The bill will now move to the House Finance Committee.



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