A bill in Pennsylvania criminalizing the attempt to expose police officers to communicable diseases such as hepatitis B or HIV passed the state's House of Representatives, The York Dispatch reports. State Representative Keith Gillespie, the author of the bill, said, “As it stands right now if [individuals] try to infect a police officer and they are not in the confines of a jail they cannot be charged. This fixes a quirk in the law.” If the legislation passes in the Senate, people who know their infectious disease status and who combat an officer with bodily fluid could serve up to 10 years in jail and receive a $25,000 fine.

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