Meghan Baker, Facilities Team Leader Attorney, Disability Law Center, presented on persons with mental health disorders and assaults on professionals. She reviewed a powerpoint during her presentation (Attachment G). Ms. Baker reviewed the types of felony assault, the related state laws, and the differences between assaults on a professional versus someone who is not defined as a professional. She discussed statistics about assaults on a professional charges filed against people who are incompetent to proceed. Ms. Baker reviewed information about the treatment of people with mental illness in the Department of Corrections. She referenced House Bill 14-1214 that required the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) to provide a report to the General Assembly on enhanced penalties for assaults on professionals.