Sports officials; person who commits battery against official, penalty. (HB1665)

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk)


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 is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill also provides that the sentence of such person upon conviction shall include a mandatory minimum fine of $500 and such person shall be ordered to perform a mandatory minimum of 20 hours of community service as a condition of probation supervision. A "sports official" is defined in the bill as a coach, umpire, referee, line judge, or other person employed or volunteering in a similar capacity during an amateur or professional sporting event. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105053D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1665)
02/11/2020Left in Courts of Justice

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