SPONSOR: Dinkins

This bill provides that sports officials who officiate athletic contests at any level of competition in this state shall not be liable, with exceptions, in a civil action for injuries or damages claimed to have arisen because of actions or inactions related to their officiating duties.

The bill also adds to the definition of "special victim" a sports official assaulted while he or she is performing sports official duties or as a direct result of such duties.

This bill is the same as HB 72 (2023).

Statutes affected:
Introduced (3566H.01): 537.551, 565.002