A State Senator from Queens wants those who repeatedly resist arrest to face harsher punishment.
Resisting arrest is, right now, just a misdemeanor.
State Senator Tony Avella has introduced a bill that would allow people who've been charged with resisting arrest twice before to face felony charges the third time, however.
The felony would be known as "aggravated resisting arrest."
The previous two charges would have to have happened within the last decade.
Whether a person is actually charged with the new proposed felony charge would be up to the prosecutor. Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz is introducing the bill in the other chamber.