HARRISBURG – To protect police officers from being assaulted by spit and other bodily fluids, the House approved legislation and sent it to the governor for his signature. House Bill 103 would make it a criminal offense to assault a police officer with bodily fluids, such as spit. The bill outlines an assault with bodily fluids must be deliberate, rather than a case of accidental spitting that could occur during a heated exchange. Typically, when officers are assaulted with spit or bodily fluids, they must undergo medical testing to see if they contracted a virus, such as HIV. Such assaults take police officers off the street, preventing them from fully doing their jobs. Should the governor sign the bill, it will become law in 60 days.