Sports official; battery against, penalty. (HB243)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Shannon (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Battery against a sports official; penalty. Provides that if any person commits a battery against another knowing or having reason to know that such other person is a sports official engaged in the performance of his duties as such, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and the sentence of such person upon conviction shall include a mandatory minimum fine of $1,000. A "sports official" is defined as a coach, umpire, referee, line judge or other person employed or volunteering in a similar capacity during a sporting event. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061671502
01/04/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2006Assigned to Courts of Justice sub-committee: Criminal Law
01/24/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB243)
02/15/2006Left in Courts of Justice