ID: Bill increases penalty for attacking parks officers

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BOISE, Idaho — Legislation to increase penalties for a person who attacks an Idaho Parks and Recreation employee authorized to enforce state laws has been introduced.

Republican Sen. Dan Johnson of Lewiston brought forward the legislation Monday in the Senate Judiciary Rules Committee.

The change would make the punishment for assaulting an Idaho parks compliance enforcement officer the same as assaulting police officers, public defenders, correctional officers, firefighter and others.

Read the full story from Idaho Statesman.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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