General Assembly Raised Bill No. 1088
January Session, 2021 LCO No. 5858
Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY
AN ACT CONCERNING ASSAULT OF A SPORTS OFFICIAL.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General
1 Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2021) (a) For the purposes of this
2 section, "sports official" means any person who officiates or enforces the
3 rules at an amateur sporting or athletic event, including, but not limited
4 to, an umpire, referee, judge, timekeeper or scorer.
5 (b) A person is guilty of assault of a sports official when such person,
6 with intent to intimidate or harass, or to retaliate against, another person
7 on account of the performance by such other person of such other
8 person's duties as a sports official, causes physical injury to such other
9 person while such other person is performing his or her duties as a
10 sports official.
11 (c) Assault of a sports official is a class C felony.
This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following
Section 1 October 1, 2021 New section
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Raised Bill No. 1088
Statement of Purpose:
To create an enhanced penalty for assault of a sports official.
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that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not
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