Assault and battery or threats of bodily injury; sports official, penalty. (HB1791)

Introduced By

Del. Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Assault and battery or threats of bodily injury; sports official; penalty. Provides that if any person commits a simple assault or assault and battery against another knowing or having reason to know that such other person is a sports official who is (i) engaged in the performance of his duties as such during a sports event or (ii) on the premises where a sports event is held immediately preceding or following a sports event, such person 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 prohibited from coming within 50 feet of the premises where any sports event is held in the Commonwealth an hour prior to the beginning of the sports event, during the sports event, and an hour following the conclusion of the sports event for one year. The bill also makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to orally make a threat to kill or do bodily injury to any sports official who is engaged in the performance of his duties as such during a sports event or on the premises where a sports event is held immediately preceding or following the sports event. The bill defines "sports event" and "sports official." Read the Bill »

Status

01/01/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/01/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100723D
01/01/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1791)

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