Legislature passes bill to include transit employees in assault definition

The the Missouri Senate has passed House Bill 116.  The same bill
already passed the House.  The next step is the Governor.  House Bill
116 expands the crime of assault of a law enforcement officer,
emergency personnel, or probation and parole officer in the first,
second, or third degree to include a transit operator or an employee of
a mass transit system while on duty or in operation of his or her
official vehicle. For a link to the entire bill, click here.