Chapter 9. Assault and Battery - California Penal Code Section 243.2
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243.2. (a) (1) Except as otherwise provided in Section 243.6, when
a battery is committed on school property, park property, or the
grounds of a public or private hospital, against any person, the
battery is punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars
($2,000), or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one
year, or by both the fine and imprisonment.
(2) When a violation of this section is committed by a minor on
school property, the court may, in addition to any other fine,
sentence, or as a condition of probation, order the minor to attend
counseling as deemed appropriate by the court at the expense of the
minor's parents. The court shall take into consideration the ability
of the minor's parents to pay, however, no minor shall be relieved of
attending counseling because of the minor's parents' inability to
pay for the counseling imposed by this section.
(b) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the
(1) "Hospital" means a facility for the diagnosis, care, and
treatment of human illness that is subject to, or specifically
exempted from, the licensure requirements of Chapter 2 (commencing
with Section 1250) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code.
(2) "Park" means any publicly maintained or operated park. It does
not include any facility when used for professional sports or
(3) "School" means any elementary school, junior high school,
four-year high school, senior high school, adult school or any branch
thereof, opportunity school, continuation high school, regional
occupational center, evening high school, technical school, or
(c) This section shall not apply to conduct arising during the
course of an otherwise lawful labor dispute.
Last modified: February 16, 2015