SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 2047

97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES SHULL (Sponsor), WILSON, TORPEY, CROSS, MCCAHERTY, WALKER, DUGGER, PHILLIPS, HANSEN, MCGAUGH, HOSKINS, LOVE AND FITZWATER (Co-sponsors).

5218H.01                                                                                                                                                   D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To repeal section 565.050, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to assault in the first degree, with a penalty provision.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Section 565.050, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 565.050, to read as follows:

            565.050. 1. A person commits the crime of assault in the first degree if he attempts to kill or knowingly causes or attempts to cause serious physical injury to another person.

            2. Assault in the first degree shall include attempting to cause or causing another to lose consciousness by a single punch, kick, or other singular striking motion for the sole purpose of bringing about the loss of consciousness and the voluntary filming, photographing, or publicizing such an act.

            3. Assault in the first degree is a class B felony unless in the course thereof the actor inflicts serious physical injury on the victim in which case it is a class A felony.

            4. Any person sixteen years of age or older who commits the crime of assault under subsection 2 of this section shall be adjudicated as an adult.