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House Approves 'AIDS Assault' Bill


United Press International (06/25/92)

Columbus, Ohio--The state House has passed legislation making it a felony for an HIV-positive person to pass the disease intentionally to someone else or to expose someone to the risk of contracting the virus. The so-called "AIDS assault" bill, sponsored by Rep. Joseph Vukovich III, (D-Poland) was passed unanimously Wednesday. Vukovich said some AIDS patients seem to develop an "I'll-take-as-many-people-with-me-as-I-can mentality." The bill, which will go to the Senate, makes assault with AIDS a third-degree felony. Any person who violates the law could receive up to 10 years in prison. Only Illinois has passed similar legislation, according to Vukovich.


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