Here is the reason for the bill:
Many gun sites are now being replaced with lasers to sight in on a target. Police officers were being intimidated by having gun and/or non-gun laser pointed at them it also could cause eye dammage.My bill covers not only police but fire fighters and emergency personals ie. Ambulance workers imagine potential panic if you were an emergency rescue worker responding to a gunshot victim and the shooter had escaped ,then as you are working trying to save a life a laser dot appears on you or your partners chest some people do this as a joke or to stop the rescue or to cause fear I saw this happen first on a episode of "cops" (It might have been one of the other cop shows I dont know for sure) .I had spoken with fire fighters (they are many times the first responders on these type of incidents)as well as E.M.T.s and they loved this bill.well here is the bill I have removed the boilerplate that comes with every bill but it is house bill 0238 if any one wants to see it.
1a.It is an offense to knowingly activate and point a laser pointer or other device utilizing a laser beam at a person known to be a law enforcement officer, firefighters,emergency medical technician, or other emergency service personnel,wile in the performance of his or her official duties with the intent to place such person in fear of serious bodily injury or death.
that's it, about 60 or 70 words maybe 120 with the boilerplate that describes where in the law books it goes and the start date. I can see where major study is needed.Can't you?