Sports official; punishment for using abusive language towards official. (HB1315)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Abusive language; sports official; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to, in the presence or hearing of a sports official, curse or abuse the sports official or use violent abusive language toward the sports official concerning the sports official or his relations under circumstances reasonably calculated to provoke a breach of the peace. Currently, such conduct is punished as a Class 3 misdemeanor regardless of the subject of such conduct. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104262D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/22/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice