Talking Points on Nebraska's Proposed HIV Criminalization Statute, Legislative Bill 226, The Center for HIV Law and Policy (2011)

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The Center for HIV Law and Policy and its Positive Justice Project have been closely following the proposed Legislative Bill 226 in Nebraska as well as assisting Nebraska advocates in organizing a response. The Assault with Bodily Fluids Bill would criminalize striking any public safety officer with any bodily fluid (or expelling bodily fluids toward them) and includes a specific increase of penalty to a felony (up to five years and/or $10,000 fine) if the defendant is HIV positive or has Hepatitis B or C.  This document summarizes the bill's key provisions and provides talking points on the key issues.  CHLP drafted these talking points at the request of the Nebraska AIDS Project (NAP).

The hearing for the bill has been set for Friday, February 4th, 2011.