Because of fears of HIV and Hepatitis infection, a bill before the legislature’s judiciary committee would make it a class one misdemeanor for anyone to spit on or throw bodily fluids at a public safety officer who is simply doing their job.
Senator Mike Gloor of Grand Island says in one case an inmate had saved his urine in a cup and threw it on a corrections officer. She eventually quit her job because of it.
The law also allows a judge to force a person to submit to medical testing to find out if they are infected with any diseases. That could calm fears by an officer about contracting a disease.