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STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 1996
Introduced By: Senators Perry, Cicilline, Parella, Graziano and Gibbs.
Date Introduced: January 18, 1996
Referred To: Senate Committee on Judiciary
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 11-5-2 of the General Laws in Chapter 11-5 entitled "Assaults" is hereby amended to read as follows:
11-5-2. Felony Assault. -- (a) Every person who shall make an assault or battery, or both, with a dangerous weapon, or with acid or other dangerous substance, or by fire, or an assault or battery which results in serious bodily injury, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than twenty (20) years.
(b) Where the provisions of "The Domestic Violence Prevention Act", RIGL, section 12-29-1 et seq., are applicable, the penalties for violation of this section shall also include the penalties as provided in section 12-29-5.
SECTION 2: This act shall take effect upon passage.